Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sticking it to their knitting

Well, there'll always be a Scotland;
GUERILLA knitters have staged a “yarn bombing” attack on bollards and chicanes on paths in Dumfries to “protect” them from cyclists and walkers.
A series of reflective knitted bollard covers and arrows mysteriously appeared on cycle paths around the town overnight.
The Bollard (and Chicane) Protection Authority, which described itself as “a group of concerned street furniture lovers” has claimed responsibly.
The group said it had acted to highlight poorly-positioned obstructions.
Translated from the Scotese;

 But the authorities don't give a yarn;
Dumfries and Galloway Council dismissed the yarns as litter.
A spokesman said: “If the positioning of bollards and other street furniture is an issue for people, they should raise the matter with the council directly.
“However colourful the yarn may be, it is littering and will be removed as part of ongoing maintenance.”

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