Regarding Scotland weather, I read one time that the Inuit have thirty words for snow. Och, that’s nothing! We Scots have at least that many for RAIN. Discussion of the weather is de rigueur in the Scottish lexicon of good manners. It’s the “opening line” for any social situation. Our primary form of greeting for friends and strangers alike is generally a comment about the weather. And of the weather much can be said.
Problem is, January the first arrives, and you’ve been out First-Footin’ till 5 a.m. This was the day you had planned to walk two miles….!!!