Kintore pupils praised for tartan contribution

Head of Economic Development for Aberdeenshire Council Belinda Miller, Kintore Primary pupils Nathan Wood, Faith Palin and Chair of the Garioch Area Committee Councillor Fergus Hood.
Head of Economic Development for Aberdeenshire Council Belinda Miller, Kintore Primary pupils Nathan Wood, Faith Palin and Chair of the Garioch Area Committee Councillor Fergus Hood.

Talented youngsters from Kintore Primary School have been recognised for their contribution to creating the Aberdeenshire Tartan.

What began as a schools project grew in to a collaboration with internationally-acclaimed textile designer Donna Wilson.

Banff-born Donna joined forces with school children from across Aberdeenshire to help choose and use ‘Home Colours’ that reflected their part of the region.

The pupils of Kintore Primary School were inspired by the woodlands and green trees that surround them and chose Forest Green.

Chair of the Garioch Area Committee Councillor Fergus Hood said, “I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the young people and the huge efforts they made into choosing their colour.

“The pupils took part in a unique project choosing their home colours and helped to create something that will be part of Aberdeenshire’s identity for years to come. I want to again congratulate these talented pupils on a job well done.”

Head Teacher of Kintore Primary School Wilma Walker said, “We were delighted to be asked and after discussion with the artist Donna Wilson the children set about taking photographs and created a montage of colour.

“On Donna’s second visit they worked with her to select two or three colours which best represented the locality.

“In the end a deep forest green was chosen to reflect Kintore – very apt considering the village coat of arms bears an oak tree.”