Midge season is here! Run inside, lock your doors and close the windows: Scotland has been overrun with bloodsucking beasties.
This last week has been a pleasant surprise. After forecasts of frequent showers and far more grey cloud than we would care for, we had resigned ourselves to the idea that we would be facing another dull week of weather. Yet the sun became a prominent feature towards the weeks end, much to the delight of our guests and - unfortunately - the local midge population who quickly gathered in swarms around the Island.
With the rain keeping these pesky flies at bay, we're sitting on the fence this week unsure to hope for more sunshine or more rain (to give us a break from their troublesome bites.
Today: Light rain showers to persist throughout the day
Monday: Another showery day ahead, with some peaks of sunshine in the afternoon
Tuesday: Looks to be mostly unchanged, with more sunny intervals and rain showers
Wednesday: Today will remain mostly dry, with light winds accompanying. Rain Showers are likely to fall briefly in the late afternoon
Thursday: More dry weather ahead, though moderate gusts of wind may add a chill to the otherwise mild day.
Friday: Temperatures climbing to a comfortable 19°C today, though the sun is unlikely to make an appearance through thick white clouds
Saturday: The week looks to end on a mild note, with only brief showers predicted throughout the day.
For those coming to visit this week, an anti-bug spray may be worth the investment to save yourselves the suffering of Scotland's most irksome residents while enjoying the moderately dry week ahead. Though for any wishing to stay indoors we still have plenty to keep you occupied with our vast leisure facility.
For our keen wildlife spotters, you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of a seil or two along the stoney shores, as they lounge out on some of the warmer days.