Scotland: Beware the midge

Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 22, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

Pack some insect repellent to deter this tiny biting fly if you’re traveling in the Highlands and islands in summer; the Highland midge is a force to be reckoned with. You might want to set out on a hike after a windy spell, when the creatures have been temporarily beaten back. Antihistamine cream is helpful in reducing swelling of bites you do get.

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