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Topic - lack of midges in Scotland

IainRUK - on 16 Jul 2013
Just back from a week on Luing and the week was midge free..

But ticks were awful, after one walk up a munro (Beinn Fionnlaidh?) we were covered in them..

But what was the main issue, were the horse flies.. clegs.. they were out in swarms and really biting.

Is this some wierd cycle in weather and more widespread around the west coast, or just a random freak occurance out there?

Langdale on the otherhand was brutal, I was in the NDG saturday night in the beer garden and was mobbed at sunset while most people were untouched...
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