Scotland for the not so brave

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  1. chrisboyo

    chrisboyo Funster

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    We would love to go up to the west coast of Scotland for our 5/6 week trip next year. The only problem is, last time we were there, so many years ago we cannot remember when we went

    Those damm
    midges ate us alive!!!

    We usualy set off mid May returning June
    Anyone able to advise us if this is a reasonable time to go?

    Happy (bite free) Daze
    Chrisboyo
     
  2. scotjimland

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    ate us alive too .. we had to buy head nets

    best time is spring .. May - June
     
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    We were also thinking of going in the spring. Jim do you mean best time to go is May-June or is this the best time to get bitten?:Eek!:
     
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    best time NOT to get bitten... :thumb:

    mind you, you might get stung by the locals :Laughing:
     
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    Do I have to declare my wife's ancestry??
     
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    We had six weeks up there a couple of years ago, all of April and a week or two of May did not get bit once,, and only a few days of rain,, it was "Booootiful"

    Quiet campsites and not a lot of traffic,, all up the West coast over the top and down the East coast,, one of the best trips we have ever had.. :thumb:
     
  7. Road Runner

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    I was planning on maybe taking the caravan to Scotland or have ferry booking on hold could do France.

    Midge bites and my poor blood circulation sounds not such a good plan after all.
     
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    maybe with your poor blood circulation John they would ignore you as they wouldn't be able to suck enough out of you..:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  9. madbluemad

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    I used to cut a leg out of Junes tights and stick that over me head. There used to be a long tail hanging down my back because the tights were to big :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Jim
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    You have a good point.:thumb:

    Vampires leave me alone to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:Rofl1:
     
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    best time to go is late spring early summer before the little blighters hatch out and start nibbling:thumb:
     
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    We are going up next week for a couple of weeks, are the midges still there this late ??
     
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    By this time you should be lucky.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Last went to the West Coast April until/June midges only started to anoy us about the last couple of weeks in June and not to bad then. We have now been in Scotland on the east coast for 3 weeks and have not seen a midge even though we are quite high up and by locks. We are quite amazed because we have been in our T shirts most of the time and only seen 3 or 4 showers since we have been away, so will definately be back a great place to explore.:BigGrin:
     
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    Could be useful ... Midge Forecast :Cool:
     
  16. chrisboyo

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    I remember cutting a leg out of my wifes tights and putting it on my head
    seemed a bit kinky at the time

    Worked a treat, but one of the wifes legs got bitten to bits:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Happy Daze
    Chrisboyo
     
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    Are you hoping to be in time to catch them Larry?:Wink::Laughing:
     
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    No I want to miss the little devils John :Smile:
     
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