Best Scottish quotes about the weather

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Weather is mentioned in every day conversation and is an important part of Scottish culture. Everyone has something to say about it, from poets, to comedians, to actors. Here are ten of our favourite quotations which mention the famous Scottish weather – although some of them are more complimentary than others.

“This is my countryThe land that begat me,These windy spacesAre surely my own.And those who here toilIn the sweat of their facesAre flesh of my fleshAnd bone of my bone.”Sir Alexander Gray (1882-1968) – economist and poet

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“There are two seasons in Scotland. June and winter.”“In Scotland, there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.”Billy Connolly – comedian and actor

“[Edinburgh] is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautful it breaks the heart again and again.”Alexander McCall Smith – author

William Wallace: “It's fine Scottish weather we're having. The rain is falling straight down and kind of to the side like.” Braveheart (1995)

“Cast not a clout till May be oot.”Scottish proverb – meaning: “Don't discard your winter clothing until May.”

“If you don't like Scottish weather, wait thirty minutes, and it is likely to change.”Raymond Bonner – author and journalist

“Ye nivver dee'd o winter yit.”Scottish proverb – meaning: “You will survive.”

“In Scotland, beautiful as it is, it was always raining. Even when it wasn't raining, it was about to rain, or had just rained. It's a very angry sky.”Colin Hay – musician and actor

“I love summer in Scotland. It's my favourite day of the year.”Unknown