Far from being mochie, dreich or plowtery, the weather north of the Border is more likely to be sweltering than we tend to think.
Research has shown Scots vastly underestimate how sunny our country is, preferring to think of it as dull and overcast despite evidence to the contrary.
More than one in five think Scotland had 500 hours or less of sunshine a year, when in fact the figure is more than twice that at 1186 hours, according to a study by the Energy Saving Trust.
At the other end of the scale, one in 10 people thought Scotland basked in more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year - more than Sydney at 2300 hours and Rome at 2700 hours.
The study aimed to show Scots how suitable the country was for domestic solar power, which the Energy Saving Trust claimed would save the country up to £197 million a year if every home installed panels.