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Asked this question before my recent trips to Germany, Austria, and Italy, so I thought I would give it a try here as well. Got some helpful responses.

Will be in Scotland next year for the first time, and I'm interested in hearing about some unique souvenir ideas that would be representative of your culture.

Thanks for any insight you can give.

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A good single malt whisky, and a tartan tammie he he, just kidding.

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Well, tablet may well be a unique Scottish souvenir, but I would turn the question round.

What, surfriderCA, epitomises Scottish culture to YOU? Tartan? Whisky? Shortbread? Caber Tossing? Bagpipes? Kilt? Tam O'Shanters? Castles? etc.

What did you buy in those other countries you visited - something someone suggested, or something that resonated with you at the time?

I'm interested in what visitors to Scotland think of as Scottish culture. I'm sure it is different to what many Scots think....

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A steak-and-Buckfast pie (although you'd have to eat it here, you wouldn't be allowed to take it home)

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What about haggis? OK it would have to be tinned which isn't quite the same thing...

There is also a furry Highland cow (although check as it may well have been made in China).

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get a 'Spurtle'

unique Scottish cooking implement - as in wooden stick decorated at the top (usually in form of a thistle)

useful for stirring porridge, directing traffic, pointing at husbands


also not very heavy, inexpensive (available at most iron mongers, tourist information centres & cook shops) at about £3


always good for a conversation when handed over as a gift


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Hi, what about a pewter Quaich? They are commonly used at Scottish weddings or given as a token of friendship.


Or something inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh - picture frames, jewellery, glassware, coasters etc.


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My family and friends always like food items. Things we just cannot get here at home. Basically, I just fill my bags with Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and everyone is satisfied.

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i am sitting hear in my living room in Wisconsin looking at a wonderful piece of artwork that represents the west coast. I can turn my head and look at an etching of the Ring of Brogdar, I look another direction and I see the Cuilins and above them are the Pictish Warriors. Off to my left are the pictures of Stromness from the early 20th century that my grandmother had. These images are the best souvenirs.


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>>Quaichs:They are commonly used at Scottish weddings<<

Really? I have never seen this.