back to top

19 Things That Happen On The First Sunny Day Of The Year In Scotland

Monday: Winter. Tuesday: Winter. Wednesday: Winter. Thursday: 20°C FUCKING ROASTING GET THE BBQ OUT PURE RAPID. Friday: Winter.

Posted on

1. At first, you really won't be able to believe that it's actually quite warm outside.

Especially as it was still winter two hours ago. But that's Scotland for you.
Twitter: @CraigFoySNSPix

Especially as it was still winter two hours ago. But that's Scotland for you.

2. At least five people you know will take a photo of the sky and put on on Snapchat or Twitter.

"OMG it's sunny." "Yes thanks Callum I have eyes."
Twitter: @callum_anders0n

"OMG it's sunny." "Yes thanks Callum I have eyes."

3. And your dad's cousin's friend who has a convertible will spaff photos all over your FB feed.

"Taps aff the day ahaha!" Awrite Maureen you can only use your car one day a year, don't get sassy.
facebook.com

"Taps aff the day ahaha!"

Awrite Maureen you can only use your car one day a year, don't get sassy.

4. Every single man in Glasgow will take off his shirt.

You can hear the noise of discarded Celtic and Rangers tops hitting the ground as far east as Linlithgow. And the associated roar of "YAAASSSS."
Twitter: @iEmpire_Andy

You can hear the noise of discarded Celtic and Rangers tops hitting the ground as far east as Linlithgow. And the associated roar of "YAAASSSS."

5. You won't be sure whether you can actually trust the weather at all.

reddit.com

Sure, it looks sunny, but you've been caught out by that before, left the house without a jumper, and ended up being hospitalised for exposure.

6. So you'll stress over whether to take wellies, a coat, and an umbrella with you "just in case."

"It's 21℃, Gemma!" "Aye, you're right. I'd better take thermals as well."
Twitter.comjadeas93

"It's 21℃, Gemma!" "Aye, you're right. I'd better take thermals as well."

7. And you don't want to change your plans too much, in case it starts hailing four minutes later.

Yes, this man really did hang his telly oot the window to watch the tennis. Genius.
Twitter: @Courtz_S_K

Yes, this man really did hang his telly oot the window to watch the tennis. Genius.

8. You have to make some very quick decisions about your peely-wally winter body, too.

Should you really waste time shaving or using fake tan? Remember that one time you went to buy some Veet and it started snowing again before you got home? So risky.

9. You won't be able to find any of your summer clothes either, so you'll have to improvise.

imgur.com

Introducing...the toilet paper bikini.

10. Which can lead to some seriously fucking weird tan lines.

Top tip: if you're going to walk around Kelvingrove park wearing a football net, be sure to put some Factor 50 on first.
imgur.com

Top tip: if you're going to walk around Kelvingrove park wearing a football net, be sure to put some Factor 50 on first.

11. You weren't expecting it to be sunny so soon, so your garden looks a wee bit shite.

Plus most of your spring plants have been killed by the snow you had yesterday.
facebook.com

Plus most of your spring plants have been killed by the snow you had yesterday.

12. And there's no way you've been organised enough to buy garden furniture, so you make do.

It's OK though, it's Scotland. We won't judge you for taking your living room outside. Well, Steven might, but he's just some guy on Twitter. Shush, Steven.
Twitter: @stevenmcilla15

It's OK though, it's Scotland. We won't judge you for taking your living room outside. Well, Steven might, but he's just some guy on Twitter. Shush, Steven.

13. People without a garden will indulge in the age-old Scottish sport of hanging oot the windae.

If this person gets hungry, they can just cast a fishing rod out to catch themselves a Greggs steak bake. That's living the dream, right there.
Twitter: @scottishtweets

If this person gets hungry, they can just cast a fishing rod out to catch themselves a Greggs steak bake. That's living the dream, right there.

14. Or go to an incredibly packed park to drink Dark Fruits with 104,902 other Scots.

The minute you get there, you realise it's not as warm as you thought it'd be, and you wish you'd brought a jaiket after all. You never learn.
Twitter: @montyclaudia

The minute you get there, you realise it's not as warm as you thought it'd be, and you wish you'd brought a jaiket after all. You never learn.

15. And all the beaches get more crowded than anything you'll find in the Costa del Sol.

Everyone in this photo is slightly cold and having a shit time, but they won't admit it.
Twitter: @DaftNewsWeek

Everyone in this photo is slightly cold and having a shit time, but they won't admit it.

16. Your pals will insist on sitting outside at pubs and cafés, even though it's not really that hot.

And you won't be able to say no, because then you'll be ruining the delusion that summer's come early, and you'll spoil it for everyone.
Twitter: @IntermezzoArts

And you won't be able to say no, because then you'll be ruining the delusion that summer's come early, and you'll spoil it for everyone.

17. After a few drinks you'll think "fuck it, let's try and have a barbecue!"

It will be underwhelming, in that way that impromptu Scottish barbecues always are. Mainly because you can't make a decent burger on a flimsy tinfoil grill from Lidl.
Twitter: @Laura_tweetUK

It will be underwhelming, in that way that impromptu Scottish barbecues always are. Mainly because you can't make a decent burger on a flimsy tinfoil grill from Lidl.

18. Everyone will get very drunk.

This is compulsory.
Facebook: 653789334701294

This is compulsory.

19. And then it will start snowing again.

Because Scottish weather is a dick. Hope you enjoyed that one day of summer!!!
Twitter: @grumpysuper

Because Scottish weather is a dick. Hope you enjoyed that one day of summer!!!