― Midges and flies - known to the locals as 'cleggs' - have caused great annoyance during my holiday in Scotland. Because of the large expanses of water, they're everywhere. I even found a fly drowning in my soup one evening, at which point I panicked and promptly picked up the full bowl of beef consommé and hurled the lot against the restaurant wall. ∙ No, it's not a bowl of urine. ∙ At one point later that same evening, I was being attacked by swarms of midges as I took the [...].