SLIDESHOW: Yarn Bomb Bute brings a new splash of colour to Rothesay

If you’ve spent any part of this weekend walking around Guildford Square in the centre of Rothesay, you can’t fail to have noticed the results of the Yarn Bomb Bute project.

Lamp-posts, railings, fences, scaffolding and shop fronts have all been decorated in a riot of colourful knitted and woven pieces created by school and nursery pupils and members of the public over the last few weeks.

The Yarn Bomb Bute project has decorated shop fronts, railings, lamp-posts and scaffolding in colourful knitting and weaving.

The Yarn Bomb Bute project has decorated shop fronts, railings, lamp-posts and scaffolding in colourful knitting and weaving.

Volunteers stayed up until the early hours of Saturday morning affixing the items to their temporary new homes - and judging by the admiring looks from those who saw the results of the project for the first time over the weekend, it certainly seems to have been a big hit.

Designer Angharad McLaren, who led the project, part of Rothesay’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, said: “I started out with very ambitious plans, then I panicked when I thought we might not have enough work, and scaled it down.

“But so many people took part and were so enthusiastic that it was scaled back up again and went way beyond my original plans. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support for the project.”