Local Weather & Climate:

The West Highlands of Scotland has a bit of a reputation for...unpredicable weather.

This page is to try & dispel some of the myths around our weather and help you plan your stay.

Best time of the year for visiting, weather-wise?




How much of a 'midgie season' there is is dependent on many varying factors.

Midgies start to be felt around 2nd half of May and have generally disappeared by mid-September.

Although harmless, then can be infuratingly annoying. They can be benign or utterly infiriating.

A slight breeze is the best way that midgies are stopped in their tracks. Here at Inchree, we are in on an elevated site, facing south-west down Loch Linnhe to the open sea. This means we often have a breeze blowing, which can make all the difference.

Below are links to the best forecasts for planning a West Highland visit:


  • Highlands  & Islands WeatherFacebook-only service, very accurate, local forecast.  Run by a Cairngorm-based forecaster.  

  • Meteorological Office:   Detailed forecasts with 7 day outlook from the national forecaster. (Location forecast we use on this site is Oban Airport - although being 25 miles away, it is a more representative weather station than closer ones to us.)



Today's weathe forecast for Fort Willam area


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