Libraries give a ‘warm welcome’ to the 2023 Cosy Community Rugs Project

  • Published: October 10th 2023
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Warm-hearted people across Perth and Kinross are being asked to help make cosy rugs again for those who need them this winter. The project, started last year by Cllr. Liz Barrett, a keen knitter, returns to Culture Perth and Kinross Libraries.

Liz said “Individuals and groups knitted thousands of squares, made into hundreds of rugs, and some beautiful whole blankets. We know that many will be struggling to stay warm this winter, and I’m delighted that Culture Perth and Kinross libraries are leading the project this year. It’s also a great opportunity to have a clear out of odds and ends of yarn and helps the planet by reusing and recycling what we have.”

Kirsty Brown, from Culture Perth and Kinross, is responsible for the warm welcome in libraries and works with the group organising Warm Spaces and Warm Packs.

Kirsty said, “We were so pleased that over 130 rugs were picked up from AK Bell Library last winter. Staff are excited to support this again. They are looking forward to welcoming people handing in their squares at their local community library.”

There will be space in libraries for people to pick up leaflets and donate yarn and squares and finished rugs will then be at the libraries for anyone who needs them.

Culture Perth and Kinross Libraries taking part are AK Bell, North Inch, Pitlochry, Strathearn, Scone, Loch Leven, Alyth, Breadalbane, Blairgowrie, and the Mobile Library Service.

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