Skin So Soft works with the Scottish midges and they are very resistant to most of the branded goods. So Soft will ease any bites you do get. Otherwise, any anti-histamine will ease the bites. Hydro-cortisone cream will kill the itch. Sorry not much about how to keep the bstards away but I find that whatever I use, there is always one midge that gets through
Some of the biggest and loudest mossies that I encountered was on Soltau TA. The repellant we had only attracted them more. I am now back in the Tropics and I find that Citronella Oil works fine. It is available from Chemist for applying to skin, also available in candle form, oil to be burnt in lamp, and as an indoor plant.
There's also this if you fancy trying it. Didn't do much for me but it really arrsed the local dogs off
Anti-MAL 3.0 - Mosquito & Rat Repelling Software
Computer program that is bug free.
Travellers can beat the misery of mosquitoes with a computer program that paralyses the insect's wings by emitting a high-frequency sound.
The program has been so popular that the internet holiday company holiday.co.uk is planning to make it available to anyone who buys a flight or holiday from it next summer.
The brainchild of a Thai company, Anti-Mal 3.0 can be downloaded free. About 130,000 people have already taken advantage of it, 50,000 in the first three days of its availability.
An upgraded program also sees off cockroaches by irritating their antennae.
David Newbury, 35 a telesales manager from Essex, recently used the software while on holiday on the Red Sea. "It really works," he said. "I turn the laptop on in my room with the program running and I haven't seen a single bug since".
The man who created the program, Saranyou Punyaratanabunbhu, said: "I dare say that the mosquito-repelling success rate is around 90 per cent!"
Because of the impracticability of carrying a laptop on holiday, scientists are now working on a hand-held version.