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This was my only yarn stop while in Edinburgh. I'm glad I went! They have a nice selection of yarn and patterns. They also sell Knit Picks - Zing needles! (Bonus). I saw some shawl samples in the shop I wanted to make and they...More
My husband and I had such a pleasant time chatting with Kathy. She put a kit together for me to knit a fair isle hat. If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh, put this on your list of yarn shops to visit, you will...More
Kathy's Knits was the only yarn store I made it to as it was right in the city ("New" Edinburgh) and didn't require an hour's transport. It's a small shop, but full of local yarns, which was my goal to find. The employee minding the...More
My husband and I raced to this beautiful little yarn store on Saturday, with just 20 minutes left before it closed. The owner answered all my questions about natural fibres and unique yarns I couldn't get in Canada. She let me just wander and touch...More
When I planned to go to Edinburgh, I already knew what I wanted to bring back as a lasting souvenir: some Scottish yarn to knit a comfy Scottish something. I found this shop online, as no one in our hotel could tell us where we...More
I was quite surprised what a challenge it was to find Scottish made wool , in a country with sheep all over the place . Found kathy's place on line . Easy to locate , but again only one Scottish wool available so I had...More
After a day of looking for raw fleece for a gift, we were pretty disheartened. Everyone we'd asked looked at us oddly, as if we were requesting something completely outlandish. Finally, we just Googled a knitting store and decided we'd just settle for buying some...More
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.