With the 2021 midge season fast approaching and lockdown easing around Scotland and the rest of the UK, we thought we’d put out a short blog on what you might expect from the early midge season. The first real emergence of midges is (as always) expected in May, with a first generation peak in June.… Read More


We wanted to give our customers an update on what’s happening at Smidge with the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Everyone at Smidge is working from home for the foreseeable future. As such, this is having an impact on shop orders. We are still open and accepting orders, however, there will be delays in getting these posted… Read More


Researchers from the University of Glasgow have discovered previously unknown viruses in the Scottish midge population around Loch Lomond. These viruses are not a public health concern but show the potential for midges to transmit diseases to animals, such as birds and cattle, in the UK and Europe. It was only a few years ago… Read More


You’ll be glad to know that it’s nearing the end of the midge season! Numbers are starting to decline around the country, with fewer and fewer reports coming into us of midge activity. This means that the Midge Forecast is soon to shut down for the season. It’s at this stage that females will start… Read More


Smidge will be on a road trip around Scotland from Monday next week (15th -19th July). If you are a small business (B&B, local shop etc.)  and would like to try Smidge for your customers for the first time, we do great starter packs with a mix & match, or products or for larger businesses… Read More