I know what you mean about midges, but honestly I had no problems with them last year. Beside one particular situation, when taking the sunset over Glenfinnan (http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/United_Kingdom/photo84989.htm) and they were really relentless, every other case was really fine. This is probably because I've been there on a very windy days, and those bloody creatures can't fly then :)
I also found a midge spray-repellant quite effective - but beware of that one "designed" for mosquitos - it makes them even more ferocius :]
By the way - I'm still waiting for some new photos from you.
Don't make me wait for so long :]
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