About This Site
The idea behind the creation of this network is to act as a 'hub' for all the personal weather stations in Scotland who publish their data on the internet. The original idea came from the United States where a number of similar networks went online in 2008, links to these networks can be found in our Links Section.
We have tried to include other information and links about the weather in & around Scotland, as well as the actual conditions reported from the personal weather stations on the network. The weather conditions are updated once every 5 minute but to see the most up to date weather or archived conditions then please visit the personal weather station closest to the area that you are interested in. We hope that is this will prove useful whether you are interested in the weather, planning a trip or holiday in Scotland or just want to know if it's safe to hang the washing out.
We have had a number of requests for weather data for the likes of research or insurance purposes, unfortunately the Scottish weather Network does not keep any archived weather data. If you need this type of information then please find the nearest personal weather station to your area of interest and click on the link for that station on our main map. You can then contact the owner of that station direct and they may be able to help you with your request.
About Joining the Network
If you have a personal weather station, publish the data to the internet using Weather Display, Virtual Weather Station (VWS), Davis Weatherlink, WUHU or Cumulus, have your own web site and live in Scotland, then you can join the Scottish Weather Network.
If you use Weather Display and you are uploading the Clientraw file, then that is all that is required. For those using VWS and Weatherlink, we will supply a small text file for you to upload at regular intervals that will contain your stations data. Your location will be displayed on the mesomap on the home page and there will be a link to your web site on there as well.
In return for supplying your data, you will be given access to the mesomap and current conditions that you see on the home page to use on your own web site. This will hopefully increase the number of visitors to sites on the network and also increase the search engine profile and ranking of network sites into the bargain.
If you would like to join the network then you can fill in our Joining form which will give us all the information that we require to include you on the network. We also advise all members to join the SCWN Forum as this is where we announce system & map updates from and where you can ask any questions that you may have about including the map on your own web site.
About The Website Design
The Scottish Weather Network web site was created by Martin Collins using a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common web site PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his forms, wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.