ANSWER FROM SAM: I am bringing a brand new ( 3 months old and used once a week at most) Hair Straightener (which also curls) which anyone can use. If you absolutely have to have your own, you may ship it to my address - no problem - OR - just buy one when you get here - believe me they're EVERYWHERE in Edinburgh Shops!
NOTE: Remember, Hair Dryers are in every room accommodation - don't bring one.
Sorry to cause any fleeting moments of stress - our hair is important to us! I think I would have done the same thing - gasped, that is. Though I think we should all chose the same day on the trip and have a 'bad hair day' together.... I bet the style catches in Scotland....snicker :).
Cheers and thanks for that bit of humor in your follow up - I laugh because my hair turns into the 'post-wind storm' look when I wash it, so I can relate! Though mine is more like Claire putting the wrong voltage in the socket rather than curly!