If you are holidaying in Scotland order yourself some Alfresco Anti Bug Bite Moisturiser. It's a bit expensive, smells gorgeous and is really lovely to use. A 200ml bottle lasts me a year or more. The midgies will still annoy you, but they won't bite! www.alfresco.uk.com
(Sadly I see it contains parabens - more research needed....)
Two websites I've enjoyed browsing recently: www.toasttravels.co.uk a company website that's not too blatantly promotional, and the writer Alexandra Harris who has just written an acclaimed book on Virginia Woolfe www.alexandraharris.co.uk and who writes about the relationship between mainstream and academic writing.
NB Alfresco have removed the parabens (thanks Maggie)