Where can Scotland's snow patches be found?

June 20, 2024 1 min read

Where can Scotland's snow patches be found?

Three volunteers assist with the measurement of a massive relic of the previous winter, high on the north-east face of Ben Nevis in August 2015. © Iain Cameron

The effects of climate change has brought about a growing interest in Scotland's snow patches over recent years. Earlier this month three consecutive days of wintery showers brought a fresh smattering of snow to the Highlands. This is very unusual for June, having only occurred a handful of times in the last thirty years. Iain Cameron, the UK's foremost authority on the subject, reported that the record for fresh snow is nine days, occurring in 1977 and 2012.

If you what to know where old relics of winter snow tend to linger on Scotland's mountains into summer, Iain has listed some of the finest places in his book, The Vanishing Ice.

Read an excerpt HERE.