Scotland "when"

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  1. Scout

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    IM hankering after touring Scotland sometime, buit I've heard they have wee beasties that bite....whens the best time to visit
     
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    Most years before June, Then Sept on Can't guarantee but normally true.

    If you stay East coast not so likely to meet them. but you miss the best in my opinion

    Don't let them put you off you are missing a treat.

    Take your Avon Skin so soft just in case.


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    We went in the middle of may and were lucky with the weather and no midges, and I have to say in my admitted limited experience, there is no better place to be no matter what the weather.:thumb:
     
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    Were thinking of going up the east side to innverness drive down lock ness, to the west coast and have a look around that side abit, nothing too fixed just want to wander
     
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    We will be in the CC site at Luss in October for a week, shouldn't be many midges around then. I hope. :Eeek:

    For many years we holidayed in a cottage at Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway and walked the area Usually we would go before the end of May and then end of September onwards the midges were not too bad then. ::bigsmile:
     
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    Sounds good to me, we normally go for six weeks at a time and are due off end of September. Don't plan anything as you say just wander. Prefer middle and west but it is just a matter of choice, most of Scotland is WOW:Eeek:
    Sites above Inverness close end of September normally just a warning if you want them
    Don't forget how big Scotland is many do.

    Have been from Galloway to far North could not say which is best, probably the bit you are in at the time.

    Just go and enjoy


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    You should be OK then Just take your Avon to be on the safe side, better to have it and not need it.


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    we always go at easter for a couple of weeks. Sometimes you can be lucky and get some snow for skiing.

    last year at easter we were BBQing with some other funsters as the weather was so nice.:thumb:
     
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    Indeed.. the lassies are fearsome .. :Eeek: :roflmto:
     
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    Glad you said that not me:winky:


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    North and Westside is the worse especially after a bit of Sun and Rain! Bring one of your Geckos and tie it to your neck and let a few loose about the motorhome
     
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    time your trip for wind and rain......the little buggers dont like either.

    and they maybe little beasties but they have a bite like a dog and as such should be muzzled at all times.::bigsmile:
     
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    That gives you plenty of choice then :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    but you might be unlucky and pick one of the two weeks a year it don't rain.. :roflmto:
     
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    and sods law says it will be sunny.

    what you need then is a burkha and a swimming mask or better still a full Afghan chadri.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just got back after 10 days touring up the west coast and then down the A9. Weren't bothered by midgies at all until we got to Perthshire and even then wasn't too bad. The site we stayed in north of Ullapool said they had been bad a few days previously but it was okay when we were there.

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    I have done a week touring scotland three times, twice in June and once in August ( twice on a cycle, once by car ) and didn't see a single midge on any of the trips.

    Mind you on every trip it pixxed down with rain almost non stop...... but the scenery was so stunning we didn't care.
    Fantastic place. Pity it's full of scots <ducks>
     
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    mute piont, gecko breedings not what it was, thier all on preloved, I dont suppose anybody wants to buy a dozen or so
     
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