The Scottish Midge Forecast

The Scottish Midge Forecast has recently ended its eleventh year of helping you plan your outdoor activities throughout the season, in a year where we saw the season delayed by cool weather but then record numbers in the autumn. We'll be back in spring to help you get the most out of the Scottish outdoors.

Using a set of algorithms relating midge activity to a variety of environmental and seasonal factors, the forecast is supported by live catch data from a network midge traps operated by brave volunteers across the country. The forecast is supported by Scotland's exciting new repellent, Smidge, providing immediate, powerful and waterproof protection for up to 8 hours.