The midge season is just about over for another year! We are still receiving reports of a small number of midges in areas of the Highlands and Islands but with the weather taking a wintery turn and the summer holiday season being over, it’s time for the Midge Forecast to close for the season and… Read More


It’s official, the midges are back! With that news, we have now launched the Midge Forecast for the 2021 season. We are starting to hear reports of midges coming out in decent numbers around the country. We would normally expect the first big bump in numbers around 3-4 weeks from now, around the beginning to… Read More


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


The dreaded midges are starting to emerge, with the first large peak anticipated in early June. We’ve had reports from around Scotland already and have come across them ourselves. Whilst repellents like Smidge® are the best personal protection for when you’re out and about, it is possible to reduce the numbers of midges on a… Read More


We know that everyone is struggling due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19. Businesses all over Scotland and the UK are doing everything to keep afloat. Charities are one of the hardest hit sectors due to the pandemic, with many closed and struggling due to financial constraints and lack of donations.  These cover a huge… Read More


We Need Your Help! COVID-19 might have cancelled or delayed your summer holiday but it won’t stop midges and ticks from being a nuisance! As many people are taking advantage of the outdoors for their daily exercise, we are hearing reports of ticks starting to emerge around the UK. So, we thought we would try… Read More


Smidge Expansion! We are thrilled to announce that Smidge will soon be available to purchase in stores, online and/or in pharmacies across Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland! We are working hard to expand the countries that you can purchase our products. This is a very exciting time for Smidge and we will post… Read More


The COVID-19 outbreak is going to have a serious impact on tourism, but it certainly won’t stop the dreaded midge from appearing! The 2020 midge season is fast approaching. We would expect to see the first batch of midges around May peaking in June. However, we have had a very wet and stormy couple of… Read More