Top 6 souvenirs to bring back from a trip to Scotland

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Whether you’re on your way out or about to fly home, you’d like to bring back some souvenirs from your trip to Scotland. The truth is, there is so much history and richness in this country that your choices will seem endless. Don’t worry, if you really want to pack some Scottish souvenirs, here is a short list of must-haves to remind you of your fabulous vacation in the land of the kilt!

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The Kilt

We will start this list with the basics: the Scottish kilt! This outfit, despite being cliché, remains very representative of Scotland. The kilt is a traditional dress that appeared in the Highlands in the 16th century. It is considered a sacred symbol of Scottish patriotism and it is often worn for national events and weddings.

Wearing a kilt brings a certain comfort while underlining the finesse and courtesy of the Scottish style. There are different models available across Edinburgh and the Highlands for different budgets, so why not?

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A Tartan Scarf

This accessory can be worn as much to protect you from the cold as to show your style with the colours of Scotland. The tartan scarf will add a touch of sparkle to any outfit you decide to wear and, just like the kilt, this accessory holds a lot of patriotic pride.

You can get these scarves in a variety of options, from the material – wool, silk, cashmere – to different tartans. They can be used as a gift for a loved one or remain a beautiful symbol of your trip to Scotland.

The Sgian-Dubh

The Sgian-Dubh is a work of art in its own right. The name is Gaelic and means “black knife.” In Scotland, they are often given as a gift for an eighteenth birthday or passed down through a family from generation to generation.

The Sgian-Dubh is a small knife that was originally used for protection, hunting and daily cutting. It is a must-have: it is often worn with a kilt, where it is kept in the sock so that only the hilt is visible.

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Cairn O’Mohr Wine

If you’re a wine lover (and have enough room in your suitcase), then you can enjoy the flavours of Scotland from home!

The Cairn O’Mohr Estate offers Scottish fruit wines of exceptional quality. This wine is made from berries, flowers and leaves that grow in the area. Only the freshest ingredients are used, such as strawberries, raspberries, currants, oak leaves and brambles. The production and fermentation is still done in the traditional Scottish way, so you can this drink while reminiscing about your visit!

The Sporran

If you want to complete your look and stand out, then you can opt to wear a sporran. You may have noticed, but it is one of the elements that complement the tartan kilt.

It is a pouch that stands out for originality and style. Ideal for storing your keys, money, and other personal effects. The sporran is mainly made of leather or fur, and many models exist. Find the one that suits you and wear it with pride!

Traditional Scottish songs

If you’ve been seduced by Scottish melodies and rhythms, then you should pick up a CD of traditional music to bring the folklore atmosphere home.

Very often, Scottish melodies are accompanied by instruments such as the piano and fiddle. You will also find a certain percussive and dynamic rhythm, led by drums, bagpipes and other traditional instruments.

This list is exhaustive, of course, but we have taken the time to select the items and accessories that will bring back your vacation memories with a simple glance. Scotland is a culturally and historically rich country, so there are many things you can take home with you!

If you have any other suggestions for souvenirs, feel free to share them with us in the comments. Enjoy your stay in Scotland!

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