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doing laundry

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Sorry for such a mundane topic---but what is the best way to manage the laundry without spending a whole day sitting in a laundromat? When i traveled in ireland it was hard to find facilities except int he larger towns and you coudl drop off and pick it up all folded and clean at the end of the day. I wonder if this is the same in Scotland -- well any suggestions please send. Thanks dudette

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1. Re: doing laundry

Mundane, perhaps, but a necessity you are wise to think about ahead of time. We used a service in Stirling like the one you described...dropped clothes off in the morning and picked up clean and folded at the end of the day; so they are there to be found. A quick email inquiry to the proprietors of the places where you are lodging might get you the answers you need. You could also could try http://www.yell.com (the UK yellow pages), typing laundry and the appropriate town or postcode. And, of course, you can always try inquiring on the TA forums for the areas where you'll be staying. Hopefully you'll get some more helpful postings in the morning.

By the way, have a wonderful trip. Don't forget to post a report when you return.

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thanks---will write a very detailed report.

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Good advice! It is well worth enquiring ahead of time to the places where you are going to stay. Some B&B/guest house proprietors will wash and dry clothes for a small fee, others may offer you this as a complimentary service. However, not all will do it so it's worth asking in advance.

You may have to rinse out a few things from time to time and if that's the case just ask if there's anywhere you can get things dry. B&B/guest house proprietors are used to people doing their own laundry, but would rather it wasn't left dripping in the bathroom!

Have a great trip!

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thanks all. I tried yell.com and found a few places but mostly in bigger towns; i was surprised i did not find anything in Pitlochry cosidering it is a tourist center, i will definitely ask my b&b. Thanks.

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Tourists tend not to need laundrettes, in places like Pitlochry. People take as much clothing as they need for the trip (often a week). Inverness or Stirling should have them though.

Also, its quite easy to clean small items in a sink in your room at night and it will be dry in the morning.

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Hi Peterscot I am only a little worried because we are going outdoors a lot and bikes and hikes and mud, you know. And what with all the long underwear my husband is bringing i was getting concerned because it is not like lightweight polyester stuff that does well w/handwashing.I find thru yell.com some laundry places esp. Inverness so probably will be able to manage OK. I will also ask at the places we stay.for the ladies: I am definitely bringing some Chico's Travelers. Those clothes crumple into a little ball, dont wrinkle and hand wash really easily. Plus they are all designed so that you can interchange a few pieces to create a bunch of outfits. but won't do for the hike and bike and horse stuff...

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7. Re: doing laundry

A google for pitlochry laundrette pulled up lots of references to

Pitlochry Launderette - Service washes, dry cleaning, ironing also leather and wax specialist cleaning agents. Pick up point at Blair Atholl Post Office. 3 West Moulin Road, Pitlochry Telephone 01796 474044

There's a long list at

…ufindus.com/laundry_and_ironing_services/av…

Anything listed as laundry should do washes. "Dry cleaners" might not.

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8. Re: doing laundry

Just to add, many places catering for the hunting / shooting / fishing crowd will have drying rooms, if you don't mind hanging your unmentionables up with the wax jackets and dog blankets.

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9. Re: doing laundry

Yes, be sure to ask your hostess at your B&B's. Ours in Scotland did our laundry for no charge, as the nearest launderette was an hour away.

Have a great trip!

p.s. horse stuff?

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10. Re: doing laundry

Thanks Bobelinks and half-brit---I guess my computer with the articular site i tried didnt somehow pick things up...i will look at your link. Thank you so much!