Whilst Scotland is known for its dramatic and varied weather, I don’t ever really have a problem with being out and exploring in the elements. To me there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate gear. If you’re set up with the right equipment you put yourself in a position where you’ll be able to brave any storm and embrace any conditions. The times I’ve been uncomfortable in the outdoors has always been down to me not having the right jacket, mid-layers, hat, gloves or trousers. Usually when I’m going out I like to opt for a sturdy pair of mid-to-high ankle boots, some lightweight hiking trousers, t-shirt and insulated mid-layer, and then keep a good waterproof and breathable jacket in my bag in case the weather turns. A hat, gloves and neck gaiter can also go a long way in helping to make you feel comfortable for longer when out in harsher environments.