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Jan Hamilton of Duror's lovely photo of the Kentallen, Glencoe  cottage and bay. Her website click. Glencoe is part of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, near self catering cottages Port Appin feryy to Lismore, 30 minutes from the Kentallen self catering cottage Billy Currie's lovely photo of the young Deer in Glencoe. Click for website. Glencoe Mountain 30 minutes from our holiday self catering cottage Buchaille Etive Mor in Glencoe near self catering holiday cottages Evening from the Holly Tree Hotel, 400 yards from our Kentallen self catering cottage Arisaig, with Skye in the distance. A day out from Glencoe

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                                             for Self catering  Very few lochside Cottages are near the most beautiful Glen in Scotland. This pretty lochside holiday cottage by Glencoe between Fort William and Oban. We overlook the Bay of Kentallen, Loch Linnhe by Ben Nevis.

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WHY SELF CATERING IS SO SO MUCH BETTER THAN B&B  COME AND GO as you please. You can eat in CHEAPLY. Peak time week, family of 4, only £23per person/per night.

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The carbon dioxide in your breath draws them like a magnet. It is the aggressive female midge that bites. She can only lay her eggs after she has had a blood meal. Make what you will of that. In the Highlands midge populations can reach densities of 10,000,000 midges per acre in ideal conditions. Ideal for whom?


It is not much of a consolation to know that she has only a short life span of a few weeks. One of the mountain plants eats midgies. Good. Some people she does not bite. You'll have to ask her.



THE OFFICIAL

free BAYVIEW GUIDE TO AVOID MIDGES IN SCOTLAND














SUMMARY


Give forests and trees a miss


Midges love the damp


Avoid females at all costs


Reduce breathing


Stay light and bright


Get pregnant before you go


You’ll need wind


Stay in bed


Climb Ben Nevis


Go rock climbing


You’ll be ok from Sep to end of May


Use Avon So Soft oily soap so they slide

off your skin - well, they don't like it anyway

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Midges start to become a problem in June and usually last through to August. The first frost kills them off. A mild winter, a lot of rain in Spring and a warm temperature will breed midges. They come out mostly from the late afternoon up to dusk in sheltered valleys and woods. They don't like direct strong sunlight, or windy days. You seldom find them above 1,000 feet high or in rocky areas. (But it is possible)


NO MIDGES AROUND OUR COTTAGE

Twice only in the past 20 years in which this has been a family cottage have we known the midges to be bad here, at this spot by the water. Honest. If you are being bitten to death then you won't believe us.


HOW TO AVOID MIDGES

Avoid forest walks like the plague. Midges don’t like wind or sunshine. Avoid mornings and avoid evenings. If it has been damp, then avoid days, too. Wear long sleeve tops and avoid shorts and wear light coloured clothes. Use a midge repellent or Avon So Soft.


YOU CAN LEARN TO LOVE MIDGES