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My boyfriend and I will be in Scotland for two and a half weeks in June and are really looking forward to it. Our itinerary is: Edinburgh (1 week, with daytrip to Glasgow), Dunblane/Stirling (2 nights), Speyside (2 nights) Loch Ness (2 nights) Orkney (4 nights). We've already booked accommodation, rental cars etc. We're staying in an apartment in Edinburgh, a treehouse near Dunblane, and B&Bs for the rest of the trip.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for things to see along this route (we'll be driving) or things we shouldn't miss. We have some ideas but are always looking for more! My boyfriend is very into whisky - I know there are a lot of distilleries in Speyside - are there any that anyone would particularaly recommend?
Also, are these all areas that will be attacked by midges in June? We've heard good things about smidge but will need all the help we can get as mosquitoes already find us delicious. Avon skin so soft has also been recommended but I've heard that they've changed the formula and that it no longer works.
Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to any suggestions about things to see along the way.