I went up to Edinburgh this past weekend to visit some of my friends - one of whom is a knitter. So, as she was showing me around the city, we took a look at one of their yarn shops, k1 yarns. K1 is great because it has some real Scottish yarns, perfect souvenirs for my trip.
It's a small shop but it has nice stuff. There are a good number of Artesano & Manos del Uruguay yarns as well as some Jamesons, in addition to the local yarns. I can get those back home though, so I picked up some Scottish wool and Orkney Angora.
I got two skeins of Scappa Aran, which is 100% Scottish Shetland Wool. I got one skein of purple and one of white, which I'm planning on knitting a toy out of. I also got some naturally-colored Orkney Angora 4ply, which is soft as a dream. And look at the halo on this stuff!
I think it will make a lovely lace scarf or small shawl. It's so, so soft and sweet.