The year 2020 hasn’t been the best for any of us and some of the residents of Newcastleton suffered an extra blow on the night of Feb 15th when large parts of the village were flooded. Great hardship has been endured by many and for some it still continues, unable to return to their homes because of the damage caused that night. However, during these difficult times there have also been amazing acts of kindness and generosity, a definite feeling of the village community working together.
I decided to put together a tartan to try to further cement and celebrate this spirit for the future. The cloth is constructed from Shetland wool yarn, each of the shades used is made up of a mixture of 6 to 10 separately dyed colours. The dark shade, Midnight, represents the Dark Skies around us in Liddesdale, the green/yellow for the Spring bracken on the Hill and the bright blue for the Summer skies, the Moor is a dark olive windowpane. Running through it is a yellow to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the Copshaw Common Riding committee.
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