This may sound crazy to us energy-wasting Americans, but few people in the UK have a clothes dryer.
They dry their clothes outside
in the rain, or on an “airer” in front of the heater, or if they’re lucky maybe they have one of these machines that washes and dries clothes in the same basin.
I encountered my first ever Washer/Dryer Combo Unit at Skene House Whitehall (possibly one of the best hotels ever, by the way). Unfortunately the instruction manual they provided was from a similar, but different, model, which caused me no end of grief as I wondered why it took over three hours to dry our clothes, or why the wash/dry setting still left me with wet clothes in the end. Still, this was the only dryer I encountered on our entire trip, and my husband was happy to have socks that weren’t crunchy.
Speaking of laundry related matters, one other thing that was very scarce on our trip to Scotland was washcloths. I’m not sure why, but either no one uses them there, or hotels and apartments simply don’t provide them. I was beyond thrilled to find them at our Bed & Breakfast in Dufftown, Fournet House.