Midges

Midges

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Whether resident or tourist, no-one is spared from the bloodlust of Scotland's most savage insect . . .



The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee beastie.



This fascinating and amusing anthology of anecdotes and information about the minuscule marauder ranges from the eighteenth century to the present, covering such topics as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria, kilts and camping. It also includes a section on remedies and repellents, so locals and visitors can tray and enjoy the pleasures of Scotland without the pain. And if the new midge-eating machines are as good as claimed, midges may soon be a thing of the past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 110 x 155 x 10mm | 78g
  • BIRLINN LTD
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New Edition
  • Line drawings, black and white; Line drawings, black and white
  • 1780276389
  • 9781780276380
  • 1,674,003

About Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts has worked extensively in Gaelic education, history and research. He studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. Now retired, he lives beside Loch Morar.



Tim Kirby is a British artist and illustrator, providing drawings for editorial, publishing, corporate and advertising, as well as private commissions. His clients include Gramophone magazine, the New Statesman, Management Today and the BBC.
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