Having the right clothing and equipment can quite literally be a life saver if conditions are really bad, but even in less extreme weather it can mean the difference between having an enjoyable or a miserable day out in the hills.
Below is a list of essential items of clothing and equipment for summer hill walking in the Scottish hills.
Remember that proper clothing and equipment is essential: conditions in the hills may change rapidly and can be considerably more challenging than at the roadside.
More about hill walking in Scotland:
Glenmore Lodge instructor Derek Bain goes through what goes in your rucksack for a day on the hill - and where it goes too.