The planet’s climate is changing. While these recent rapid changes can be attributed to human activities, the climate has also changed throughout geological time. Changes in Scotland’s climate and the effects on our weather will have major implications for our future way of life.
Scotland generally has cool summers, mild winters and rainfall throughout the year. However, our climate is changing. Over the last few decades Scotland has experienced a warming trend and shifting rainfall patterns. In future, we expect to see warmer wetter winters and hotter drier summers with more extreme events. These changes will have major implications for our way of life.