I have a couple of ideas (usual suspects) but does anyone have any good possibly unusual suggestions please for some decent sport climbing, not too hot, with potential for climbing partners for the 1st to 9th July, short flight from Aberdeen/Scotland.
Plenty of shady crags here in Ariège that are fine in July, as long as you're climbing high 6s and above. Below that it's still very possible but it gets hard to find shady crags during the middle of the day.
I would look at Germany. A chum of mine, who knows of these matters, told me that British climbers tend not to be aware of a lot of the climbing in Germany, as their Summer coincides with ours, so tend to climb in the UK.
You may find something of use here https://www.cordee.co.uk/book-list.php?t=15&m=96&c=281&f=&p=3
Although the first place Brits would tend to think of for sport climbing in Germany is the Frankenjura, where summer definitely isn't the best season. Can get very humid & sticky.
Obviously there are other options in the Alps, including a lot of excellent bolted multipitch around Berchtesgaden.
> Although the first place Brits would tend to think of for sport climbing in Germany is the Frankenjura,
Possibly here lies the problem, and hence my chums comments.
The Gorge du Tarn has some incredible climbing and plenty of shade. My partner climbs in the 7s and he thought the routes were some of the best he'd climbed, in the low-mid 6s it was good but not exceptional. I do wonder if it would feel too hot for in July despite being considered a summer venue.
There is also good sport climbing in and around the Dolomites having done some on rest days from big routes or when the weather looked dubious. Sass Dlacia has some great routes and you can walk out of the campsite. I'm sure there is a weeks worth of good sport to be done.
I have not been myself at that time of year, but climbing continues throughout the summer, it's just that the crags become limited and may not be the holiday postcard crags. I would imagine you could fund enough for a week.
A curveball to throw at you. The back wall of the Pison, Riglos. North facing, cool, enough for a week but not quite sport climbing.