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Midgewatch

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Midgewatch

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.

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Glad to know you had a good time and were not bothered by our dear little friends. We don't get the really nasty midges over here on Royal Deeside, which is apparently one of the reasons Queen Victoria bought Balmoral Castle.

Of course we do get biting insects and there must be a type of midge amongst them, but now it's been asked - no not much bother with regards to midges or any other biters of late. Lots of wasps though.

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Loon forward to the full report - glad you had a good holiday - no biting to speak of in Ayrshire at the moment, but positively mediterranean temperatures!

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For those interested, first section of the trip report now posted under the heading "trip report - Ullapool-Durness-Inverness - longish" or similar.

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First midge bite of the summer in Callander this morning. That's it started!

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Any midgie west of Braemar normally feasts on me BIG time! For the first time in my life I ended up with several bites on my arms in deepest Aberdeen suburbia last week. I don't know if the little blighters have come over on the prevailing winds but I was very surprised to be SUPPER!!!

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Midgies made a brief appearance in our ayrshire garden about a month ago, but have not been spotted at all since then - its amazing.

Guess they don't like this hot dry weather one little bit!

(unlike me)

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Midges everywhere I go now. Beautifull sunny day and they're waiting in the shade. I'm like a walking advert for Avon just now....but it works!

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18. Re: Midgewatch

I'm glad those lotions are working for you - bet you smell wonderful!!!

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