Lighter nights, beautiful spring blooms and brightly wrapped chocolate eggs; what’s not to love about Easter In Scotland? This is the time of year we shake off the gloom and murk of the long, wet Scottish winter, and emerge swan like into the new season. It’s time for families, friends and getting outdoors; and now the clocks have gone forward, there’s an extra hour of daylight to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer.

Family Gatherings

There’s just something about Easter that encourages family get-togethers. With less hype than high stress Christmas dinners, a relaxed Easter feast is the perfect occasion to invite friends and family into our homes. The smell of a slow cooked glazed ham, mingled with spicy simnel cake and the promise of all that delicious chocolate; it’s a lovely way of welcoming the spring, and looking forward to summer.

Decorating Eggs

Of course there’s an abundance of chocolate treats on offer in every supermarket (and to suit every dietary requirement) however, nothing signifies Easter like a home-decorated egg. It’s fun for kids, and adults. Why not string them aloft and create a home made seasonal mobile? Or, as tradition dictates, spend a morning outdoors rolling them in the fresh, spring grass. Easter egg hunts are another great activity; all that’s required is an outdoor space and willing participants, from 9 months to 99 years.

Getting Outdoors

The air changes around Easter, in Scotland. The nip of February and March melts, the sun gathers warmth and getting outdoors seems like a realistic possibility. Parks and beaches across the country grow busier, signalling the start of the season. Why not meet some baby animals at one of Scotland’s farm parks, pack a spring picnic, and head to one of Scotland’s beautiful green spaces (just remember a light jacket for those ubiquitous April showers!)

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