"Cha robh a' mheanbh-chuileag ann."
Translation:The midge were not out.
Midges don't bite. They look like mosquitoes, but are bigger and fuzzier. They are very different from blackflies. We have midges in Ohio USA, along Lake Erie, twice a year... Spring and Fall, at the changing of the seasons to and from Summer. Here is an article from USA's North Carolina State University that explains their habitat and life cycle, and their benefit to the ecosystem: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/biology-and-control-of-non-biting-aquatic-midges Here is an article about Canada's blackflies. As you can see they are very different. Blackflies bite. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/black-fly