With its stunning landscape, iconic landmarks, ancient history and friendly people, Scotland is one of the greatest small countries in the world. Now, to celebrate the best of Scotland, you can create miniature woolly versions of your very own!

With step-by-step instructions on how to knit National Bard Robert Burns, Braveheart William Wallace, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Scotty dogs, sheep, Nessie, bagpipes and much more, Knit Your Own Scotland is perfect for knitters of all abilities and for anyone who loves Scotland and all it has to offer.

Meet the authors . . .

RUTH BAILEY was born and brought up in Thurso, Caithness. After gaining a postgraduate degree in painting from Edinburgh College of Art she went on to self-train as a milliner. She currently works freelance as an artist, costume designer and prop maker for theatre and business.

Amongst others, Ruth has carried out work for The Royal Lyceum; The Festival Theatre; The Royal Commonwealth Games; The Metro Centre, Tyneside; Macsween of Edinburgh (giant haggis!) and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Ruth lives in Edinburgh with her partner, daughter and an axolotl.

JACKIE HOLT has worked as a costume maker and a Wardrobe Supervisor in numerous theatres around Britain. She has worked in a freelance capacity on anything from small scale touring shows for companies like Red Shift to supervising large scale musicals such as 125th Street at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End and the sell-out 20th Anniversary concert of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall.

Living in Edinburgh for the past twenty years, Jackie has worked for the Traverse Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre and prominently amongst her recent work has been her involvement with The Secret Garden and The King and I at the Festival Theatre.

Jackie met Ruth when the designer of The Secret Garden asked for her to make hats for the show. They have laughed together ever since!


. . . now say hello to Andy Murray . . .

. . . Billy Connolly (the Big Yin) . . .

               . . . and William Wallace.*



* Bravehearts read on to Page 2 to find William’s extras  . . .

We hope you will enjoy reading the book even more than we have enjoyed knitting it!

Copies are available now at all good bookshops.

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Knitting Kits will soon be available for some of the patterns.    Please email orders@blackandwhitepublishing.com and we will contact you with details as soon as we have them.

Best Wishes

Jackie Holt  and Ruth Bailey

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