Knitted map of Scotland heads for heritage society

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society will soon host a unique map of Scotland created by some very talented ladies.
The Buchanhaven Heritage Society will soon host a unique map of Scotland created by some very talented ladies.

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society has announced that the knitted map of Scotland, recently advertised, will be on display at the Buchanhaven Community Centre from August 29 to September 2.

The centre will be open for visitors between 12 noon and 3pm every day, allowing visitors to enjoy this superb artwork.

The society hopes as many people as possible will visit the centre to see this excellent piece of work and learn more about how it came about and the people behind the project.

After the visit, the map will head back South to other parts of Scotland for viewing, so this is a golden opportunity to see a unique piece of work first hand.

Commenting on the map, society chairman, Alex Geddes said “ The team are very excited about the arrival of the map and to meet some of the team behind it.

“I am sure many will enjoy seeing this great piece of art close up and appreciate the hard work that has gone into the project.

“The map is seven feet tall and four feet wide, so a considerable piece of work not only in the knitting of each square, but in co-ordinating the whole map coming together,” he said.

A total of 36 women from all over Scotland knitted the map to their own design – with no more than an outline map, technical guidelines and a palette of suggested colours.

The women worked both individually or in groups, and kept in touch through social media.