Bird Yarns fly into the Barn

Woodend Barn is welcoming Bird Yarns – a project by Cape Farewell and An Tobar, in partnership with an international community of knitters and artist Deirdre Nelson.

Bird Yarns celebrates the feats of the Arctic tern, the greatest traveller on earth, and reflects on the plight of migratory sea birds affected by environmental and climate change. Over 80 terns, made from local Ardalanish wool and recycled plastic, arrived in Woodend Barn’s Wild Garden on Wednesday and will be on show until September 3.

A listening post, narrated by Gordon Buchanan, tells of the plight of the arctic tern and join the birds in the Wild Garden.

The birds can now be found seeking shelter in a couple of places in Banchory town centre and in Woodend Barn’s Wild Garden. Woodend Barn is inviting young people in Banchory to count all the birds and the first to find them all will win a prize. Kits for knitting your own bird are also available.

Anyone interested in going along to some of the sessions can contact Woodend Barn on 01330 825431.