~Find it in Scotland~
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO FIND IN SCOTLAND? LET US HELP
From personalised golfing goods to a Stags-Horn Handled
Sgian Dubh. From the very best of Scottish Jewellery to your Clan badges and belt buckles. From a picture of your favourite Scottish
team picking up their cup/league winners medals from whichever year to a copy of the local newspaper from the
~ ~ In
this find it in
scotland section, you'll find
lists of suppliers for all manner of goods and services you're likely to need here. On an ongoing basis, we'll be adding to these,
and if you have any suggestions for particular types of suppliers, these will all be considered.
These sections will be for what I would term "hard goods" -
i.e. things like Car Hire, Restaurants, Scottish Gifts,
Entertainments, Books, and so on.
WILL also, in
interactive site, offer you the facility to seek missing friends and relatives, or ask for help
in finding items perhaps not readily available - like old photographs of specific areas, special types of
gifts, out-of-print books. Or ideas for organising special occasions...
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...Do you want a
special gift, like an engraved Quaich? Do you need some help to think of one? How
about a few lines in Scots, for a special occasion? An up-to-date picture of the place where your roots are?
- or an old one! A few lines in Scots for a special occasion, a specially written toast in Scots or Gaelic
(if you're willing to try it) for any occasion. If you have a special need, let us know; we will help, if we
Quaich has a rich heritage in Scotland - indeed, this is a
uniquely Scottish invention, having no apparent connection to any other European drinking vessel. It's a
traditional Scottish drinking vessel to offer a guest a cup of welcome and also as a farewell drink, usually a
dram of whisky. Travellers would often carry a quaich with them. They were used for whisky and brandy but
larger quaichs were used for ale. (The largest surviving examples hold about 1.5 pints). It's believed that
one of its ancestors was the scallop shell, in which drams of whisky were taken in the Highlands and Islands.
Like the shells, quaichs were always wide and shallow. The distinctive shape has been fixed now for possibly
more than four hundred years.]