What's the Pollen Count in Edinburgh Today?
Check the pollen count today in Edinburgh by entering your postcode into our tracker above. Look at the pollen levels in different areas to plan your day in Auld Reekie and make sure hay fever doesn’t spoil your plans.
Pollen Forecast for Edinburgh
Enter your postcode for an accurate pollen forecast for any area of Edinburgh – from Princes Street to Portobello. Once you’ve checked it out, you can plan the best day to climb Arthur’s Seat or head to Leith’s coastal treats.
Pollen Hotspots in Edinburgh
Scotland is awash with stunning scenery and foliage - making it a prime hay fever destination thanks to all the different types of pollen around.
Despite being a cosmopolitan city, Edinburgh is no exception. Tree-lined areas like The Meadows Park and Royal Botanical Gardens are filled with birch trees and grass pollen, which means hay fever sufferers may need to pack their Allergy Comfort Wipes to help reduce hay fever symptoms.
Graph shows mean pollen grains per metre cube in Edinburgh
High pollen counts are often reported in Corstorphine Hill, Princes Street Gardens and Arthur’s Seat. While many of the city’s green spaces may set off your allergy, there are other places you can escape to where that are further away from the pollen hot spots.
Use Your Pollen Pal to help you plan your day out.
Hay Fever Friendly Activities in Edinburgh
The highest pollen count in Edinburgh is typically in May. But tree, grass and weed pollen are all high at different times, so avoiding these green spaces on high pollen days is recommended if you have a hay fever allergy.
Graph shows pollen grains per metre cube by month for each main type in Edinburgh
There’s still plenty of hay fever-friendly activities in this historic Scottish city:
Head Down to the Coast
While Edinburgh isn’t itself a coastal city, it’s close enough a number of waterside spots to make day trips away from trees and grass easy to plan. Embrace the beach, not the beech, with these days out:
1. Water of Leith
3. Portobello beach
Edinburgh is bursting with cultural delights - from amazing art galleries to the historic castle. Limit your pollen contact with a day at Modern Art Gallery 1 or 2, before taking a tour of the castle and visiting the whiskey distillery museum for a wee dram.
1. National Museum of Scotland’s roof top terrace
2. The Museum of Childhood
3. The Scotch Whiskey Experience
Edinburgh is known the world over for its arts scene. From up-and-coming poets and bands to world-class theatre, it’s the place to be for anyone with a passion for performing. Take a look at what’s on at these much-loved pollen free venues:
1. The Queen’s Hall
2. Sneaky Pete’s
3. The Caves