Record breaking day for Aberdeenshire town as February temperatures soar

A record temperature set in Aberdeen 122 years ago has been broken in Aboyne today.

The Scottish record for the highest temperature in February of 17.9C (64.22F) was set in the city on February 22 in 1897.

However, the Met Office has confirmed Aboyne broke the record with 18.3C at 13.39pm.

At that time, Kinloss had the second highest temperature in Scotland at 16.6C.

The Met Office said: “At 13.39pm the temperature in Aboyne in Scotland reached 18.3C, which breaks the record last reached in Aberdeen on February 22 1897.”