Gansey project ready to view


Fraserburgh Heritage Centre last week welcomed the Moray Firth Gansey Project to the Quarry Road attraction, having it set up and ready to view a mere day after an action-packed open day.

The project, which looks at the variations and styles of gansey, a knitted style of clothing, was set up within a day of arriving at the Heritage Centre, following on from a highly successful open day and the arrival of Japanese visitors last Monday.

While at the Heritage Centre, visitors to the exhibit will have the chance to look at the articles of gansey already collected by the project.

The Moray Firth Gansey project has aimed to “locate, record and conserve examples of traditional Moray Firth ganseys, patterns and traditions.”

As part of the project to retain the history of gansey, the Moray Firth Gansey Project are stressing that it is important that old examples of the knitted products are not thrown away as they record the different patterns and style of each community’s gansey work.

The project suggests online that early fishing communities are thought to have their own, individual design for gansey.

The new exhibit caps what has been a fantastic June for the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, who, last month, hosted the closing leg of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival’s giant baton handover ceremony to the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society.

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