Unseasonably mild weather has led to an early midge alert.
Summer has ended with a perfect swarm - an unusual third hatch of midges.
The first hatches of midges for the year have been reported - but they are unseasonally late because of the recent cold prevailing easterly weather.
The number of midges is officially up 100 percent on last year with a second bumper hatch due in weeks.
Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy the north of Scotland scenery, the odds seem stacked against you.
One of the best things about winter in Scotland, along with the skiing and the smell of wood fire, is the absence of midges.
The number of midges plaguing people taking part in outdoor pursuits this summer has shown a great variation across Scotland.
This is the moment a man enjoying a walk in the Cairngorms was attacked by a swarm of midges.
A dramatic drop in the number of midges this month has left the world's leading expert on them scratching her head.
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The fearsome Highland midge is expected to start terrorising hikers and others taking part in outdoor pursuits from the middle of this week.
The Scottish Midge Forecast, providing advice on the biting beasties for hikers and others taking part in outdoor pursuits, is due to start next week.
It nevers rains but it pours - and bites.
A bumper crop of midges is forecast for next summer after higher than usual numbers this year and an extra hatch of the biting beasties.
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Itch official - parts of the north have suffered from a perfect swarm this summer due to record numbers of midges.
An explosion in Scotland's bat population is set to bring relief from midges next summer.
The dreaded midge season has started and numbers are expected to increase dramatically in the warm, wet weather forecast for the rest of this week.