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Ian escapes the plague
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MIDGES
By Ian Mackinnon
Ian goes out on his boat off the west coast of Scotland. He knows it's summer because the midges are out - this is the only place he can get away from them.

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     BBCi Tomorrow's World - Maddening Midges
BBCi News - Scottish scientists confirm that midges find some people more attractive than others

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Frank Barlow
As one who is "attractive" to midges and mosquitos I tried a tip from a camping magazine, and although I have not tested it in Scotland it worked in the U.S.and Spain. Simply take a vitamin B1 tablet per day starting a week or two before exposure to the little beasts. Worth a try - it worked for me.




Title:
MIDGES
Contributor:
Ian Mackinnon
Length:
1.54 mins
Date:
18 Aug 1997
Source:
Video Nation UK
Country:
Scotland
Location:
West Highlands
Categories:
Animals
Humour
Leisure
Nature
Seasons
Feature:
Ian Mackinnon
Summer


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