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Top 10 Scotland by Alastair Scott

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Things to Avoid

1. Traffic Snarls

Congestion around Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Forth Road Bridge is becoming a daily occurrence. Into-city queues build up from 7:30 to 9am and out-of-city from 4:30 to 6pm. If you can, avoid these areas during the rush hours. Radio Scotland (810 MW/92–94 FM) issues frequent road reports at peak periods.

2. Football Match Crowds

This is not a serious problem for visitors as fans are usually well behaved. However, they can be boisterous and noisy, and cause traffic congestion.

3. Midges

These minute flies, which come in clouds and cause itching bites, are the curse of the west coast. They love warm, windless evenings and boggy terrain. From the end of May to mid-September they can pop up to ruin an alfresco evening. ...

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