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

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Traveling to Scalloway, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Scalloway, the following is 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 Scalloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Scalloway, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Scalloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Scalloway, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you visit Scalloway during January, you may see that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days. There is frost regularly.

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February

In February, Scalloway is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Scalloway, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost regularly. Additionally, it is breezy.

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March

If you visit Scalloway during March, you may see that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains about half of the time.

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May

May in this region is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you visit Scalloway during June, you may find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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July

In July, Scalloway is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Scalloway, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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August

August here is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Scalloway in September, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

October for Scalloway is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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November

November in Scalloway is brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

Traveling to Scalloway in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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Activities for Scalloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Scalloway.

If you go to the Scalloway Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Scalloway Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

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