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Wigan, United...
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Midges

Hi, we are planning to go to Gairloch in July and are wondering whether midges are likely to be a problem in this area at this time of year?

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Edinburgh, United...
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1. Re: Midges

Yes, there will be midges. Worse in overgrown, boggy, sheltered areas. The main beaches in the area usually have enough of a breeze to keep then from being too harassing. Use Avon Skin So Soft or a branded midge repellent (everyone has their favourite) and long sleeves/trousers and you should be fine!

I grew up in Gairloch and the midges, whilst annoying, weren't too bad in Gairloch because of its coastal breezy location.

Enjoy your trip!

Abs :)

Wigan, United...
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2. Re: Midges

Thanks for this Abs. Glad to hear the coastal breeze makes a difference, and thanks for the advice about clothing and Avon! Much appreciated :)

London, United...
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3. Re: Midges

You could also try taking Berocca - seems to work for me (I live in Melvaig) - apparently midgies don't like vitamin B. Midges are only really a problem here on *really* still days, of which there aren't many.

Wigan, United...
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4. Re: Midges

Thanks, I will try that.

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