Sew special - patchwork tribute to Kirkintilloch

provist,kids and banner
provist,kids and banner

FAMILIES designed their own coat of arms as part of a fantastic banner to mark the 800th anniversary of Kirkintilloch as a burgh.

Kidsplay Childcare gave each family a square of fabric to decorate, with each piece then sewn together to form a banner.

It will be displayed during forthcoming K800 celebrations.

Charmaine Ness is the nursery manager who co-ordinated the idea and she was delighted with the final result.

She said: “We wanted to do something significant that would mark this anniversary and we asked each family to decorate a square for the banner with their Coat of Arms, with something that signifies Kirkintilloch or depicting things they enjoy as a family.

“Our families had great fun designing their contributions to the banner and we are all delighted with the results.”

The banner was presented to Provost Eric Gotts by the Kirkintilloch nursery (pictured above) and it will go on display at the Canal Festival in August and also at the finale weekend in October.

Provost Gotts said: “I was very impressed with the banner and how all the families had taken part in memorialising their family Coat of Arms.

“I know they will all look forward to it being on display during the Kirkintilloch 800 celebrations.”