Washing clothes in rural Scotland?

Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Washing clothes in rural Scotland?

Hope this isn't a silly question, but are there public washaterias in Braemar? We'll be there next weekend about midpoint of our trip, and would like to be able to wash clothes.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 09:23 AM
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We were able to use the laundy facilities at the hostel(we weren't staying there) in Portree on Skye. Perhaps you could see if there is a hostel in Braemar?

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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Great idea! Thanks, Liz.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 10:07 AM
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You likely can wash at least a small load at your B&B/hostel. But just in case -- not sure about Braemar, but there is a laundry in Ballater
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Oh - and since many places have heated towel rails, you can also do some hand washing as you travel around . . .
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Definitely planning to do some hand washing as we are going carry-on only
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Aah, that brings back a memory of an apartment we stayed at in Glasgow. It had a laundry drying rack, which was stored up close to the ceiling. When it was time to dry clothes, you pulled on a rope to lower the rack, distributed the wet laundry on it, then pulled it up for the clothes to dry overhead. Worked quite well.

It was a bit of when in Rome.... I gather these racks are quite common in Scotland, drying outside being impractical most of the year.
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There are plenty of rocks in rural Scotland to use for scrubbing and much rainwater . . .
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