'It's a little bit midgey'
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Man surrounded by swarm of midges in Cairngorms

A video of a hillwalker’s encounter with a swarm of biting midges has been viewed thousands of times on the internet.

Craig McLaren, assistant outdoors education officer with Falkirk Outdoors and a keen photographer, was on a trek in the Cairngorms last week.

Mr McLaren was part of a group that had tackled Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Braeriach.

They were returning to a spot where they had left mountain bikes when they encountered the welcoming party.

  • 25 Aug 2016