Midge Bite Avoidance: Here are the 10 best ways of avoiding becoming a snack for Scotland's most ferocious predator

Many an adventure has been ruined by a midge attack, but if you prepare in advance there are ways of avoiding swarms of the dreaded insect.

We’re lucky in Scotland to be home to some of Europe’s most maginficent animals – playful otters, cute red squirrels, elusive wildcats, regal red deer and majestic golden eagles.

Unfortunately it’s also home to an estimated 180,750 trillion Highland Midges, each one capable of giving a painful and itchy bite.

As if that isn’t bad enough, they tend to hunt in packs, with thousands descending from seemingly nowhere to feast on your skin.

If you are venturing to the Highlands this summer there is hope though – a range of clever tricks to avoid the troublesome insects, or at least stop them from biting you.

Here are the 10 best way to stop being eaten alive by midges.

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