Learned just now that Scottish tourism is losing £286 million due to midges. It's hard to believe that a little creature like that (barely a millimetre long according to the report) can take such a big bite. And I thought the only monsters in Scotland were to be found in Loch Ness.
Mind you, it makes you wonder what little unseen nasties might be taking chunks out of our own tourist industry. Misleading roadsigns, grasping charges for broadband and the under-the-breath protests of increasingly resentful staff..?