Scottish Midges: little biting insects...
How bad are they? Can you avoid them? Will they ruin your Scotland vacation?
How bad are they?
Midges are definitely an annoyance and the bites can make you itchy afterwards. They are mostly just that though, an annoyance.
Where do midges hang out?
Midges mostly come out on warm, still days. They like to be around water too.
How to avoid midges?
Stay in cities, towns or spend time exploring the East coast of Scotland where they aren't a problem
Any other way?
You can also travel out of season. They mostly come out from late spring to early fall. Outside of that it's too cold for them.
For more information on dealing with midges and your Scottish Vacation check out my blog post by swiping up!