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Had a fab holiday in Gairloch, but were bitten to death by midgies.  We went in July and are looking at Port Appin in July next year, is the midgie situation the same there?


  • FullStopNextChapterFullStopNextChapter VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭
    Hi @Angela96

    Unfortunately so. Midgies are around from end of May, June until September time. The west coast is much wetter and therefore they thrive in those conditions. 

    The east coast is windier and we don't have this problem. 

    I can suggest using Smidge and maybe investing in a midge net, although this only protects your head and face. 
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