Going to be in Edinburgh for 5 days in mid August. Other than some family stuff, pretty free to do as much cycling as I can. Looks like some local routes have been posted in the Edinburgh thread all doing loops south and/or a bit east/west of the city. I might check these out, but also am tempted to go north maybe towards Perthshire and do a few days proper touring staying in B&Bs if there's anywhere available.
Quite tempted to do some offroad too and try some of these routes if I decide to take my Vagabond: http://perthshiregravel.com/
But I guess probably safest option would be stick to road routes, due to weather and remoteness of those trails etc.
Any thoughts/ recommendations? Would the midges be intolerable?