They might be barely visible to the naked eye, but their teeth are about 3in long. They come out long before August and, as a general rule of thumb, the higher or further west you go, the more of them there are. They are not nearly so prevalent on the East coast, nor the Lowlands.
Skandi Rogers wrote:. . . the midges are something else. . . . tiny but what they lack in individual size they make up for in shear numbers. . . .
Think of the poor Roman soldiers who came from Italy to the Northumberland weather.
G Freden wrote:. . . Hadrian's Wall . . . despite getting wet.
Skandi Rogers wrote:Here's a few pictures to enjoy.
Candace Williams wrote:I long to visit Scotland because I have family roots there on my Father's side. Also hubby and I have been playing some Celtic music. There is so much emphasis on Ireland and not much is shared about Scottish music, food,culture which has made me curious.
Also what time of year would those of you who live there believe would be best for visiting? I had never heard of the midges you describe.