Support from around the world for Barra Crochet Christmas Tree

The second Barra Crochet Christmas Tree has now gone on display.

By Kevin McRoberts
Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 8:39 am
Hundreds of squares were required to create the Christmas trees.
Hundreds of squares were required to create the Christmas trees.

Following the huge success of the initial Barra Crochet Christmas Tree, which went on display in December 2019, the planning for a second tree began at the start of 2020.

Sarah Maclean, organiser of the Barra Bunting project, said: “For the second year running, crocheted squares came from across the globe, bringing people together in this time of isolation.

“Many volunteers were involved, from the constructors of the framework, the crocheters, knitters, sewers and those who carried out the ground work. We thank them all for bringing colour and cheer to Barra and Vatersay this Christmas.

“We are very grateful to Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery for funding the purchase of the construction materials and lights for both trees.”

Janet Paterson, of Western Isles Lottery, said that the innovation of the project was simply fantastic.

She added: “Like Sarah says, it brings people from all over the world together. What a way to spend many hours of lockdown this year and to see the result brightly lit on a site in Barra is great.

“Hundreds of squares are needed for each tree and we understand the organisers are already planning their third tree for next year.

“Congratulations to everyone involved, including the supporters of the Lottery in Barra who enabled the framework and lights for the trees to be funded.”

To join in an help more projects to be realised, you can log on to Western Isles Lottery.