Scottish Isles Cruise from Glasgow to Edinburgh

We are sailing on the Eastbound trip in a week (May 14-26). I am concerned about the 50-degree temps and high winds on the isles, especially Shetlands. Will a puffy coat, scarf and hat be enough? Was there a lot of rain?


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    edited May 2

    We did this last year in the same time frame. We did pack our warm puffy jackets. We didn't take warm hats or scarfs but my husband bought a knit cap there and we both got scarfs while there. My husband had a baseball cap that didn't work well with the wind on the islands. We were plenty warm with a puffy jacket, scarf and knit cap.
    Here are a couple pictures

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    Puffy coats are great, but, they usually are not windproof enough. You will either need a waterproof rain shell over it (which you will need any way) or a windshell like a RAB borealis or Arcteryx Squamish. I usually bring both since the later is usually really light. In addition, you may want a puffy with synthetic insulation rather than down just in case it gets wet. Remember a pair of lightweight gloves/ mittens.

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