14 Reasons Why Summer is the Best Season Ever in Lifestyle

Getting a proper Scottish summer is about as rare as jumping right out of bed on a Monday morning, but when it's taps 'aff weather we know these are all reasons why summer is the best!

1. Sunshine

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Ok, so getting some sun isn't always likely but we do sometimes get a few days of bliss and when we do, it's the best.

2. Going to the beach

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There are some really amazing Scottish beaches and spending a day building sandcastles, being brave enough to paddle and getting a chippy for tea sounds like a pretty great day.

3. Exercising

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Is it just us, or is going for a run, playing football in the park or doing a few games of rounders just better during summer?

4. Ice cream

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Whether you're Ben & Jerry's loyal or go for a 20p ice-pole from your local newsagents, there's nothing like an icy treat when it's actually decent outside.

5. Shorts & dresses

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The one time your 'rents won't make sure you wear a jacket before heading out and you can take advantage of getting those pale pins out in the hopes of getting a wee tan.

6. Going abroad

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If you manage to book somewhere nice with friends or family to go away during summer then you're pretty much winning. 

7. Time off school

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Even if you don't stray far from home over the break, you get about 6 weeks off school where the alarm gets turned off and you're free to do as you please!

8. Chill-time

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Chilling out with friends, having some you time and just getting nothing done during the day except relax. That's the dream.

9. Summer blockbusters

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Sooo many great films come out over the summer and the best thing is that you can save money on being the first to see them by using your Young Scot card at Vue or Cineworld!

10. Absolute tunes

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As well as movies, what with festival season, all of our favourite artists bring out some proper anthems. You can check out our June Summer Sounds playlist on Spotify for our top picks!

11. BBQs

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Nothing beats the smell of a BBQ. Except eating BBQ'd food. Picnics are pretty yummy too!

12. The light nights

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You can be out in the garden until 9pm and the sun is yet to set.

13. Getting a tan

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So long as you wear the right sunscreen, bronzed skin is one of the best things about the warmer months. Check out our info on being safe in the sun.

14. Actually venturing outdoors...

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Let's face it, none of us really want to do things after work or school when the weather is miserable, so actually leaving the house during daytime is quite the achievement in itself!