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I think you would be mad unless you enjoyed really cold nights !!

We go to Scotland every 1st bank holiday in May and stay in the wigwams/henhouses. Some nights get really cold with quite a bit of ground frost, however you dont get the midges... so thats a benefit lol

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I lived in Scotland for about 2.5 years and I would echo most of what has been said here. A lot of Scots are holding onto their hatred of the English and unless you are "obviously" not from England you can sometimes feel the coolness feelings. God forbid that you have someone English with you either. I grew quite tired of it in the end but it is not the rule for everybody in every place you go.

When the weather is fine, it is truly a beautiful place with sites to see around every corner, it's just that the reception can be as cool as the weather sometimes.

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Hey Geordie, cheers, I'll take that advice and put my sanest foot forward and leave my camping gear at home. Still looking forward to it though!
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The north west of scotland is by far the best part of the uk, (in my opinion mind), even in the summer it can sometimes feel like you've got the place to yourself, i love it!! over the last 20 years or so i've visited scotland on biking do's, family holidays and even with work and i can say i've never had an issue with locals, it is fairly obvious by my accent that i'm english but i've found that if your friendly and polite they are the same with you. on the subject of the welsh, i've had no probelms in wales either, granted i haven't been there as much as scotland but i've enjoyed myself all the same, yes i've been in a north welsh pub where all the locals have been speaking welsh, so what!!, as far as i'm aware they teach it as their first language in schools anyway so your bound to hear it, i've heard french people speaking french, spanish speaking spanish etc etc!. No probelm.
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