10 Great Places to see Autumn Leaves in Scotland

I agree with all these recommendations on where to find full autumn colour scenery in Scotland. You can find many of them in our Perthshire Gallery.

Wild about Scotland

Lonely Planet has recently voted Scotland one of the top places in the world to see autumn leaves. I suspect this probably comes as little surprise to many Scots but an accolade such as this certainly helps to reinforce Scotland’s scenic tourism credentials at this time of year.

The leaves are already starting to change colour and will burst into a riot of bronze, red, crimson, yellow and brilliant orange throughout October until the wind blows the last of the leaves off the trees in early November.

I think this year is likely to be a bumper year for autumn colour.  Why ?  Well at this time of year, cooler weather and shorter days trigger trees to stop producing chlorophyll and as it is broken down other pigments become prominent.  These include carotenoid (which turns the leaf a golden colour) and anthocyanin (which produces shades of orange and red).  In previous…

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Photographers of Scotland's landscape and remote places and arts and craft makers. Mhairi is also making needle felted animals under the name of the Woof in the Wool. We live in Abernethy in Perthshire, Scotland.
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