The Most Important Travel Accessory For Scotland

Scotland gets between 150-250 days of rain per year. Of course, it depends on the area you are in and the time of year. We have been to Scotland in August, for the Military Tattoo and it poured. So winter, spring, summer whatever, there is always a chance of getting wet. I wish I had enough math skills to give you the probabilities, but I don’t. Let’s just say it’s highly probably you will encounter some rain.

If you follow us on instagram HERE, then you know we are currently in Oban, and it poured. I mean like really poured, even the locals were complaining. Needless to say Mike and I were soaked.

Our ponchos were like little funnels to our pant legs. Don’t even get me started on our fancy outdoor pants we brought from home….soaked.

Which is where the plastic pants come in. All the locals were wearing these pants.

Apparently, if you call them Gortex they will cost you 100 pounds, and if you call them outdoor pants then you are only out 20 pounds. But honestly, they are all the same. I am sure Mr. Gortex would dispute that with me and all you camper types probably will too–but I just don’t see the difference. I don’t think the rain knows the difference either.

So luckily there are plenty of sports stores here, and we were able to fight through the crowd of 4 tourists to get our pants. Unfortunately, since I am short, I had to get the Gortex because they had a gizmo on the bottom to tighten them up, otherwise they are made for people 6 foot and above.

So the moral of the story is if you’re going to Scotland….don’t forget to bring your plastic pants!

Alrighty, that’s all we have today….as always take care and 👣 Happy Trails to you!



Mike and Donna have been slowly and blissfully exploring the world since 2017. Slow Travel has changed their lives forever. They will never go back to that fast-paced travel lifestyle again. Not only do they practice slow travel but also slow living. Leave a comment! They would love to hear from you….

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