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We all look forward to summer with its long daylight hours and the promise of better weather. The weather can be difficult to predict and more than likely will be of the changeable variety. Despite that, Scotland has plenty to offer the cyclist, watersports enthusiast and rambler alike. Highlights include a visit to the coast to see some of the best seabird colonies that Europe has to offer. Wildflower meadows and their colourful plants and butterflies. Purple hillsides with mountain hares now in their summer coats and our peatlands with their sundews and darting dragonflies. The coast too can be a magical place with its white sandy beaches and leaping dolphins. However you engage with our natural heritage this summer, enjoy it to the full.