Yarn bombers cosy up Rockfield

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Anonymous knitters have been busy making colourful squares to bring  lockdown cheer to Oban’s Rockfield Centre.

The centre’s heritage officer Elisabeth Stevenson, a knitting novice, put out a call for others to get clickety-clacking with their needles and donate 8ins squares to wrap round the poles of the outdoor shelter and brighten it up.

The plan is to use the shelter, which has also been given a fresh lick of paint, as an area for community activities later this summer while still sticking to  COVID-19 guidelines.

Elisabeth said the generosity and creativity from anonymous knitters and crocheters  who have dropped off their squares in a box left in the shelter has been impressive.

‘The squares just keep on coming, we’ve still got room for more. We’ve got squares with stripes, heart and rainbows. We’re so grateful for this community effort, there’s so much love in it,’ she added.

One knitter stitched all their squares  into one banner spelling out Rockfield’s name in the former school’s colours.

Tesco has also donated tables from its staff canteen to go in the shelter.