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Pet Projects

Pet pooches are not the only ones to be getting some rather special bespoke clothing made for them. Some of the residents of Shetland have donned gorgeous handmade sweaters to encourage tourism to their fair isle.

by Judy Newman


Kandie pup’s sweater was a weekend project, but these Shetland pony ambassadors’ gear involves some very committed knitting time. Perhaps even more impressive is that someone managed to get the sweater onto the pony and do up the buttons without getting kicked!


The splendid cardis have been a popular hit with viewers on the internet and this behind-the-scenes-video is worth a look:


The images were used on the tourism site here:


Scotland hasn’t exactly been on my Bucket List, but these breathtaking shots of the country have changed my mind:


Thank you to Visit Scotland for providing these images.


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