Me and the missus are trying to plan the summer holiday for us and the weans (5 + 7 yo).
I've been pushing the idea taking the campervan up round Torridon etc for biking, hill walking, swimming, canoeing, bbq etc etc. It's a lovely part of the world.
She, being slightly more sensible, remembers that Torridon is midgie hell, especially in July and August. She has visions of stroppy kids marooned in the van, getting eaten alive whenever we open the door to try to go out.
At roughly the point when the kids arrived and we moved south from Glasgow I seem to remember that various campsites started using midgie killers to control the swarms. I think they squirted out CO2 as a bait and then presumably killed the midgies somehow so they could be taken away to landfill. The plan was that the immediate vicinity of the killers would be relatively midge free, even in summer.
Do they work?
Is it possible to have a family camping holiday in summer in northern Scotland?
Am I mad?