Midlothian’s needle match for charity

Sheila Hall (l), Jim Bryant from PoppyScotland and Gillian Burnett (r)
Sheila Hall (l), Jim Bryant from PoppyScotland and Gillian Burnett (r)

Nimble knitters from the Scottish Qualifications Authority worked around the clock recently to raise £800 for the Scottish Poppy Appeal, run by Poppyscotland.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the outset of the Great War, the “Knutty Knitters” group produced knitted poppies for colleagues and friends.

Expecting to sell just a handful and raise a modest amount for charity, they were inundated with requests and ended up knitting 350 poppies.

Sheila Hall, one of the SQA’s Knutty Knitters, said: “It got to a point where we were struggling to keep up with the demand, but it was definitely worth the effort to raise the money for such a great cause.”

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