Autumn in Scotland – August 2020

August Scotland Hour

Celebrating Scotland in the Autumn


2020 is a year that no one will forget in a hurry.  No one can deny its challenges behind us and the challenges before us.  As an industry tourism has been particularly badly hit.  It is good though to see that it is slowly coming back to life.  One constant in life though is that the seasons remain the same.  The nights are closing in though with sunset now just after 0830pm and the long days of summer are starting to fade in the memory as we move back to school and work.  Autumn is a gloriously beautiful time in Scotland and for many their favourite time of the year.  Scottish Tourism businesses really need your help and support as we move into what usually is the off season but for many tourism businesses in Scotland this year Autumn and Winter will be the crucial time to survive and be able to move hopefully to more positive times in 2021.


For this reason, the ScotlandHour team thought it would be a good idea to celebrate all things autumnal in this months ScotlandHour which takes place on Wednesday 26th August 9pm to 10pm.  Fiona Drane (@FionaDrane) is the ScotlandHour host.  We are delighted that James Campbell Tours (@JCampbelltours) and the destination company for the South of Scotland – Scotland Starts Here (@HereScotland) are joining us as guest hosts.


The questions for the ScotlandHour are:

9.00pm Q1 Where in Scotland will you find the best autumn colours? #scotlandhour

9.10pm Q2 What does Scotland offer for an autumn break? #scotlandhour

9.20pm Q3 Where is your favourite place to explore on an a

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, Argyllutumn walk and why? #scotlandhour

9.30pm Q4 What’s your favourite seasonal food and let us know your favourite eating out places who celebrate the great autumnal dishes? #scotlandhour

9.40pm Q5 Autumn is one of the best times of year to spot wildlife. Give us insights in where to see wildlife where you live or when you have been on holiday?  #scotlandhour

9.50pm Q6 Celebrate your favourite Autumnal places in Scotland by sharing photos or videos of them! #ScotlandHour


Remember to include #ScotlandHour and A1, A2 and so forth in your replies so everyone can join in and share.  We can all play our part in helping the Scottish tourism sector recover this autumn.  Whether you take a day trip where you live or simply eat out in your local restaurant.  Or travel further afield to a well-loved part of Scotland or to discover a part of Scotland you’ve never explored before.  We can all support Scottish Tourism and ensure that we are building strong foundations for a positive future.


Thanks, and keep safe everyone

Fiona on behalf of the Scotland Hour Team


Photo Loch Awe mist hangs over at evening.  Credit VisitScotland/Kenny Lam all rights reserved.