The Midge

The Scottish Midge/Highland Midge (Culicoides impunctatus)

The scourge of tourist,farmer and gardener alike, the ‘midgie’ is a very small gnat-like insect that can be found in swarms at dusk near fresh water and marshland between roughly May to early September, especially in the west and Highland regions. However, as Summers are becoming warmer and wetter with subtle climate change, they are now more widespread across Scotland.

The Scottish Midge Forecast
A yearly forecast of the midge levels across Scotland – handy if you’re planning a trip!

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