Scotland in November

Scotland in November

November Foliage in Scotland

Have you considered visiting Scotland in November?

When is the best time to visit Scotland? Some attractions might be closed, but Scotland has so much to offer there is still too much to do that it will still leave you needing to return.

And the Scottish countryside is wide open to visitors. This part of Scotland is one of the most densely forested areas of the UK, so we offer superb Autumn Colours. Weather in Scotland can be very localised, but here on the Moray Firth coast, we are one of the drier areas.

If you are looking for some relaxed sightseeing – think of abandoned Castles like Duffus Castle or Spynie Palace. Or historic battlefields like Culloden without the crowds. Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle are open all year, and whisky distilleries may have that special tour you have always wanted to do. Tour the countryside either on foot or by car and enjoy Scotland’s scenery at its’ best.Local fish soup Cullen Skink

Visit Scotland in November

A perfect time for relaxing. If you have had a busy Summer before the Christmas season starts, grab some downtime. Hike an easily accessible Corbett such as Ben Rinnes, take a beach stroll or a River ramble and find the perfect spot for lunch. Scotland is famous for its food; Scottish soups such as Cullen Skink should not be missed. And because we are so proud of all our local produce, you will find a good choice of soups, stews, tarts and desserts you may not find elsewhere.

Restaurant Week

New to Moray Speyside this year is the advent of our first Restaurant Week, where local restaurants and eateries highlight the excellent fresh local food this area offers. Check out the website and make your plans now.


Regarding Christmas, Scotland offers exceptional quality shopping for that exclusive gift that can be done without the usual rush. Visit at the end of November, and you can visit the Annual Cashmere Sale at Johnstons of Elgin – you might want to keep these gifts for yourself.Best Shopping in Moray

If you need help finding other gifts, we have many choices and can help you look for something unique.

So, don’t overlook Scotland in November – it is one of my favourite times. With less rainfall than other parts of Scotland and stunning foliage, what’s not to like? And as we say in Scotland, if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes and it will change.