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Callum Smith - on 15 Jun 2017
Heading up to Scotland sometime next week, or whenever the weather starts to play ball...
Looking for some inside knowledge of the midge colonies for around this time. I've heard that they are ruinously bad this year, is there any substance to this statement?
Looking at heading to Sheigra, Reiff, Skye and Mull. Been up plenty of times and am well versed in the midge, however the midge forecast seems worse this year to me?
Thanks in advance.
BnB - on 15 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

This week on Skye they've barely made their presence felt. But I'm from Yorkshire so maybe taste a bit sour. And it has been a bit windy.
Callum Smith - on 15 Jun 2017
In reply to BnB:

Excellent, I'm praying for wind.
Fraser on 15 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

Get your diet right then and you'll be fine.
L DanielByrd - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

The best midge repellant and wear light coloured clothing
Ste Brom - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:
Skye a couple of weeks ago.
Midge were bad,if running avoid wearing shorts going through heather when the wind picks up as well(or wear calf guards). Legs were bitten to hell, even in wind
andyjohnson0 - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

I was on Skye a couple of weeks ago. The midges where bad at Sligachan (but then they always are) but I didn't have a problem anywhere else in the Cuillins.

(Not on your list, but I also spent some time in the Cairngorms around Glenmore / Loch Avon / Glen Avon and didn't notice much midge activity there either.)
Lord of Starkness - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

Looks OK for midges for the next few days as its to be cool, wet and breezy, however it will be crap for climbing.

https://www.smidgeup.com/midge-forecast/
JJ Krammerhead III - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

I live in wester Ross and this year has been a bad un!!
CurlyStevo - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Ste Brom:

shorts and heather are asking for ticks IMO
CurlyStevo - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

looks a pretty standard forecast given we are in the second half of June.
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aultguish on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Callum Smith:

There's quite a few here in the Trossachs just now.

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