Ha! Was working over on the west coast this weekend, a cycling event that took in the Bealach (the steep hairpin road over to Applecross), Torridon, Shieldaig and Kinlochewe. On the climb up the Bealach in to the freezing clouds, I turned to my co-worker and said that at least the midges will be leaving us alone (it being so cold). Not a chance, squadrons of the buggers were out to get us... I think that they must be mutating to cope with the cold!
For what it's worth, the best anti midge stuff by far is a spray called Smidge.
Skye is really bad for midges, my son worked at a posh country hotel there, the only way to get to his car in the evening was to use a tea towel rotated with vigour rather like a propeller in front of him to avoid the swarms...
I can recommend Oldshawmore bay in the north west, totally stunning.
and nothing works for others (the category i fall in) I've tried everything to no avail .
Barring a gently breeze (or fan) i get bitten to hell and back,Watch out for the Cleggs too (horseflys) they make midges look like fairies ;-)