Hogmanay Gift Box with Lambswool ScarfTBCOGF145
Celebrate Hogmanay with this limited edition gift box inspired by first-foot, a Scottish folklore tradition, known in Manx Gaelic as qualtagh, where the first person to enter the home of a household on New Year’s Day is seen as a bringer of good fortune for the coming year.
The first-footer must not be in the house at the stroke of midnight, so often a member of the household will wait outside until the clock strikes 12:00. It is said to be desirable for the first-footer to be a tall, dark-haired male. The first-foot usually brings several gifts, including perhaps a silver coin for prosperity, bread or shortbread for nourishment, salt for flavour, coal for warmth, evergreen for long-life, and whiskey for good cheer. After the initial first-footing, neighbours will often work their way through the village knocking on doors and stopping in for some friendly drams in celebration.
Lambswool Scarf*, keep warm in one of our timeless scarves, woven from pure lambswool. This classic style is a simple way to add warmth and a touch of tradition.
Light Grey Carloway Hip Flask, this classic 6 oz stainless steel flask is named after one of the three working Harris Tweed textile mills and combines light grey genuine Harris tweed with rich rusts and flecks of light blue, finished with brown trim.
Our favourite local, handmade Shortbread from the shortbread house of Edinburgh.
*Woven from 100% Lambswool, measures approx. 30cm x 170cm with 8cm of fringing at each end.