Midges Celebrated Despite Biting Economy

By Sean Salhab

‘Scotland’s biggest midge’ will go on public display in Inverness despite a report last year suggesting midge bites cost Scotland’s economy millions every year.

Is this a midgie?
Is this a midgie?


During the key summer months tourism is said to suffer due to the midges, with 86% of tourists returning home to warn friends and family not to visit Scotland during the peak midge season, July and August.

The two-foot-long sculpture of a midge, who have been biting people in Scotland for 8000 years, will be on exhibition in the Inverness Museum and Art gallery on St. Andrew’s Day.