I am flying from London for a few days on the 18th of August. Do I need to bring winter clothes? So excited as it's so different from anywhere I've ever been!
Probably not, through I would recommend a raincoat and a warm jacket "just in case".
When in doubt layers!! Check forecast before you leave, it could be shorts and t-shirt weather but i'd suggest a fleece type top and waterproof jacket which would also keep the wind off you.
Having spent a lot of time on the west coasts of the British Isles, my packing list, summer or winter is just the same. Underwear, short sleeved tee shirts, a couple of long sleeved shirts, a warm jumper, jeans.
A three in one coat which is a waterproof with a zip out fleece, the fleece is warm the coat is waterproof, together they take anything. Woolly hat and gloves. Boots and one pair of flats. Sunscreen and sunglasses. Binoculars. If you wear your boots and coat on the plane it will all go in hand luggage.
Things to leave at home ; umbrella, dresses, sandals, hair dryers (havent got one anyway).
Fuchsia is spot on.
If you follow that advice you cant go far wrong.
Layers, with a breathable waterproof top one, are the sensible way to dress.
Apart from the lack of hair dryer! I never travel without a good travel sized hair dryer, the ones you get in most hotels are rubbish and my hair needs drying or it doesn't dry all day!
Don't forget your suncream: although it's not usually 'hot' in the Hebrides it's mighty easy to get burned on a breezy bright day. As I know to my own cost. Duh.
And midge repellant!
If anyone makes a midge repellant sun cream I would love to hear of it ...
Thanks for all your replies.