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Old 02 July 2013, 12:02   #21
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No offence taken Jambo, we love the west coast ! Over the years done all of the west coast plus Mull & Skye and if I did the lottery & won it you'd find us as neighbours for a good part of the year!
Second only to Gods county with a coastline that to me is unbeatable in this island of ours!
Still hate the midges anywhere though............
I've been all over Scotland on holiday, camping with the Scouts, car rallies, but the worst I've ever seen seen for them orrible little buggers was the caravan club site at Kielder Water, it was a nightmare as soon as evening fell they just swarmed, still gives me the creeps just thinking about it

I think Jambo just takes them in as pups n sell them onto Kielder
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Old 02 July 2013, 12:09   #22
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Jambo - I agree over the last 5-10 yrs they have been not too bad at all. However its probably best not to shout about it or everyone will start coming to the West Coast and the tranquility will be destroyed.
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Old 02 July 2013, 12:11   #23
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Agreed Chris, Keilder is another horror spot for them. My original post wasn't intended as a criticism more of a question!
I love Scotland but at times have had to admit defeat when the biting hoard arrive. Early mornings and late evenings this year have been quite bad at home this year and my usual repellent of Classic/Hamlet cigars hasn't had the desired effect....
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Agreed Chris, Keilder is another horror spot for them. My original post wasn't intended as a criticism more of a question!
I love Scotland but at times have had to admit defeat when the biting hoard arrive. Early mornings and late evenings this year have been quite bad at home this year and my usual repellent of Classic/Hamlet cigars hasn't had the desired effect....
I've always assumed that if any midges arrive then that's the time to head to the pub, always look on the bright side, it won't ever stop me going up Nth just taken extra beer tokens
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We are on Arran where some evenings you could lean on them. Avon skin-so-soft is the answer...works a treat...with the added bonus of lovely soft skin! But I still tell the wife that a large Cuban is also essential.
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How did you guess Chris my special SAS troops, just for you. Saving plenty for next year!! And yes thank God for Avon SSS
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I'm with Poly on this, imagine how many folk there'd be here if it wasn't for the rain and the midges
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I'm with Poly on this, imagine how many folk there'd be here if it wasn't for the rain and the midges

They have the pluses, but we try hard not to make it to obvious that its an anti tourism strategy.
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They have the pluses, but we try hard not to make it to obvious that its an anti tourism strategy.
if you get too many visitors it'll spoil it for the rest of us, I always tell everyone that wherever I've been on holiday it was crap n not worth going
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I agree, bloody awful !!
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