Further to a recent topic about midges, our local newspaper The Press and Journal has started a Midgewatch feature in association with the Advanced Pest Solutions unit at Edinburgh University.
Details can be found at www.midgewatch.co.uk or by texting "midge" to 84070.
Areas in Scotland are graded from 1 to 5. 1 is negligible, 2 low,
3 moderate, 4 high, 5 nuisance. This is not to put anyone off visiting anywhere in Scotland but, "should help visitors who are worried about being bitten by midges to get prepared in advance", said a Visit Scotland spokesman.