Scotland is being treated to sizzling temperatures and a long awaited spell of sunshine.
In fact, the nation will be hotter than the Canary Islands .
Forecasters have predicted Scots will be basking in the sunshine until this evening with temperatures to soar into the 20Cs.
While spells of sunshine are beneficial to our physical and mental health, it also gives us the perfect opportunity to arrange to see friends and family.
So slap on the sunscreen and take to the great outdoors with our list of simple but fun activities to do when the weather is good.
Take yourself or friends outside for a little sunshine workout. Why not play tennis or volleyball or kick around a football for a while. Or if cycling is more your thing then pedal away but remember to stop for regular drinks. Remember you can also hike, run, walk or do hill sprints. Nothing beats working out in the great outdoors.
Sit outside and enjoy your favourite music that makes you happy. Youâ€™ll relieve stress and feel good. Remember to pick up a pair of headphones before your angry neighbours ruin your chill time.
Scotland is awash with stunning parks. Sit on a bench and watch the world go by or lie on the grass and spot shapes in the clouds. Either way this will slow down your day and give you time to stop and appreciate everything great in life.
Invite your family and friends round and enjoy socialising while munching on some great food. Everyone loves a BBQ and thereâ€™s some unusual foods to try and grill for your loved ones.
Collect shells or try skimming stones and make sure you take a bucket and spade to build a castle. All you need is some sun cream and a towel for sitting on. Guaranteed the kids will be busy for hours so parents can pack a magazine and enjoy a little down time.
Lots of people find their appetite goes a bit funny in the heat so why not try something new when you canâ€™t be bothered cooking. Take a walk around your town or city and see what amazing food is on offer. If nothing else we guarantee youâ€™ll find some ice cream to keep you happy on your stroll.
This is the perfect way to keep little ones cool during a heat wave. But if youâ€™re brave enough then you could always organise a water fight for family and friends. With sunshine like this it wonâ€™t be long before you dry off so pop out and pick up some water balloons.
Until now, gardening has been associated with the older generation. But thatâ€™s all changing as gardening is made easier than ever with plenty of inexpensive plants to choose from. Youâ€™ll find the experience therapeutic and a great stress reliever and kids can learn about the fruit and veg they eat if you choose to plant something edible.
Everyone loves eating outdoors and planning a picnic is a simple but fun way of making a mundane lunch time exciting. Whether you simply step out into the backdoor or venture off to a park, your little ones will love the idea of lunch outdoors.
Keep cool by freezing your favourite juice in ice lolly moulds. These yummy homemade frozen sweets will go down a treat with your kids and all the neighbours. Try apple or summer fruits for a bursting with flavour ice lolly.
Why not get the kids outdoors and educate them at the same time? Blair Drummond Safari Park and Edinburgh Zoo promise an amazing day out for all the family.
When the sun is shining and youâ€™re desperate to get outdoors itâ€™s a great time to learn a new skill. Why not take to the driving range for a couple of hours and you might just uncover a hidden talent? Little ones will love crazy golf as an alternative. Just make sure you let them win.
Most kids love a petting zoo and Scotland has many great farm parks. Youâ€™ll find plenty of fun activities on offer from animal experiences, adventure playgrounds and face painting.
Parents might remember their favourite childhood games and the good weather is a perfect opportunity to share them with your own children. Marbles, hopscotch and rounders are great options. What were your favourite childhood games?
Everyone always says they just donâ€™t have the time to read books. If youâ€™ve got half an hour spare then pick up that book youâ€™ve been meaning to finish for months and take it outside. Youâ€™ll be so relaxed youâ€™ll wonder why you stopped reading in the first place.