Monday, 30 May 2011

Thank you

We would just like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us in the Origin Craft Awards 2011. Readers of craft publications such as Knit Today chose McAree Brothers as the best independent knitting retailer in Scotland - for the second year running!

We are delighted with the result, and we hope to do just as well in the Let's Knit! Awards. If you would like to support us by voting, you can do so by clicking here. And what's more, everyone who takes part is entered into the Let's Knit! prize draw - you could win a fantastic prize of over £150 worth of knitting goodies!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Knitting Souvenirs

We've had a lot of tourists in our Edinburgh branch recently and they can't get enough of our Great Uncle Angus doll with his little bagpipes. This was knitted by Lily from Jean Greenhowe's MacScarecrow Clan booklet.

Our overseas visitors come looking for Scottish yarn to take home as souvenirs for friends and family. We always recommend the Rowan Scottish Tweed as we'd all love to receive this as a present ourselves!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Did you know...

Did you know that McAree Brothers has been around for 132 years? This is a picture of lots of sheep outside Stirling branch back in the day.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Hello There

We are McAree Brothers, an independent Scottish wool shop and haberdashery. We have three branches (in Edinburgh, Stirling and Falkirk) and we also operate online at

We thought that it was about time we launched ourselves into the Blogosphere. Our customers are always keen to know what we're making and what yarns we just can't get enough of, so we thought that a blog would be the easiest way keep them up to date. Plus, it's a nice way for our newer customer to get to know who they are dealing with!

So stay tuned for our next installment, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

McAree Bros