has even found its way into some Royal wedding bouquets in recent years
Bog myrtle is a distinctive shrubby, deciduous plant spread with a variety of uses.
In 1995, a commercial midge repellent based on bog myrtle appeared on the market under the name Myrica.
Wildlife: The hills are home to red grouse, merlin, hen harrier, mountain bumblebee, golden plover, large heath butterfly and plants such as bog rosemary and sundews, dwarf cornel and bog myrtle
Sweet gale - also known as bog myrtle
- grows wild and is a natural insecticide, used as a midge repellent.
The beer is fermented with bog myrtle
and meadowsweet (as well as the more usual hops) to add fragrance and complexity.
Black Rory whisky contains a high proportion of Islay malt whisky which will bring a whiff of the sea, a touch of bog myrtle
and the woody hint of peat to its character.
Chemist Boots is working on an anti-wrinkle cream based on Highland bog myrtle
The experts investigated an ancient claim that midges won't bite anyone with a sprig of Bog Myrtle tied behind their ears.
The students were bitten all over - but the arms covered in Bog Myrtle oil remained bite- free.
Over large parts of the moss there are heather, cotton grasses, bog myrtle
and cross-leaved heath, as well as sphagnum moss carpets with sundew, and cranberry.
Dr Alison Blackwell and her team from Edinburgh University's Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine are trying out new insect repellents made from bog myrtle
and the Indian neem tree as well as testing an American- made midge trap.