It's very likely and already been vetoed as our camping spot in early summer. It is all pretty weather dependent I live in the highlands and will go anywhere on a nice damp breezy day. Hot still days will find me hiding in the house. I for eaten alive last year on one camping trip.
My mum used to live in kielder (our old house is now under the reservoir). She testifies to the awfulness of the kielder midge. Early summer will be fine in skye if you can get there may /june. We camped at dunvegan, in July, it was fine, near the coast always has fewer midges. Avoid camping in Sligachan at all costs. It's a swamp, with the worst midges I've ever met.
Thanks for the responses. I was planning for June, but I'm now in doubt. Our local midges are horrendous, think air so full of midges that you breathe them in, they get in your eyes, skin so soft just doesn't cut it. If there's any chance of midges on that scale on Skye then I definitely don't want to camp!
Maybe I'll save Skye for a trip earlier in the year. Those who said they didn't have midge problems, can I ask what time of year you went?
Can I recommend Smidge midge spray if you go? It's the only thing that's works for me, it's even better than Skin So Soft. I think you have to go by mid June to avoid the little buggers. They are just as you describe them by high summer, clouds around your head etc. Minging!
I think we have been remarkably lucky - have holidayed several times in the Highlands, camping, in the summer. Skye was fine (didn't like it so much as other places we've been to though) Mull was nowhere near as bad as I'd been led to fear and we stayed in Oban and Gairloch. Gairloch had a fair few though, but not everyday - the campsite is near the beach and if the wind is in the right direction there aren't too many - I recall us hiding in the tent while the nominated chef battled with the bbq and the midges. Will have been July/August as it was during school holidays.