and plenty of people are down the beach today wearing t-shirts. In Scotland. In November. The world has turned upside-down.
Stunning weather in Edinmburgh for November ,I am pretty sure this time last year we had a load of snow.
I have been out all morning in the sunshine but never noticed any midges.
Exactly - every cloud has its silver lining ... At least it is not cold, windy and wet.
So we should enjoy that rather than get anxious about the wee midge.
Come to think of it I didnt see a single midge this summer, though I don't think they are big fans of towns, cities and seasides.
Good grief! I'm off to Jura (aka Midge Heaven) on Thursday. If I see any I'll personally wring their little necks!
it`s very mild for this time of year
Saw two people walking down Byres Road today in shorts...
Mind you I had a cagoule and scarf on so don't think it is just a case of mild weather....
Ask any Scotsman in the tourist industry about midgies, and he will claim he has seen the Loch Ness Monster far more times than midgies.
To be honest they are killers; in fact I would go as far as saying they are land based pirahnas !! My worst experience, however, was not in Scotland but in the Lake District.
I do believe these creatures are moving South, and I have frequently seen them in Mid Wales in the past year or so. I know they are midgies because I recognise their faces. As yet the Southern breed have not adopted the irritant which is whisky based and causes so much agony to the human race.
But give them a year or so and the U.K. will be empty !!!
And I actually questioned someone's sanity on one of these forums for asking if they should prepare for midges at this time of year!!!
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