Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Isle of Arran, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Isle of Arran, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Isle of Arran, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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  • N95 masks

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  • Touchless thermometer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

January in Isle of Arran can be brisk and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Isle of Arran is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost about a third of the time.

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March

If you vacation in Isle of Arran during March, you are likely to see that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain almost every day. There is frost once in a while.

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April

April in Isle of Arran can be very chilly, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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May

May in Isle of Arran can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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June

If you visit Isle of Arran during June, you might notice that it is relatively cool, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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July

July in Isle of Arran is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

In August, Isle of Arran is relatively cool, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Isle of Arran, with most of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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September

In September, Isle of Arran is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Isle of Arran, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

In October, Isle of Arran is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Isle of Arran, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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November

In November, Isle of Arran is brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Isle of Arran, with most of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost once in a while.

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December

December in Isle of Arran is brisk and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost regularly.

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Activities for Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Isle of Arran.

If you go to Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you visit the Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Lochranza Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

Going to Corrie Caves? You'll need:

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