Weatherman’s Knit-a-thon visit to Nairn’s Abbeyfield

Last Thursday, well-known weatherman Sean Batty, and loyal companion Jock visited Davidson Villa in Nairn for a Knit-a-thon!

The Knit-a-thon was in aid of the STV Appeal and the money raised will go towards helping children and young people affected by poverty across Scotland.

Sean and Jock were joined at Abbeyfield House by the pupils of Millbank Primary School, the Nairn Knitting Club and the Lord Provost Laurie Fraser.

Residents at the house and members of the Nairn Knitting Club gave Sean a knitting lesson, as Jock entertained himself with some spare wool. Friends and family gathered at the house for tea and scones, and all those taking part knitted a square section of material, which will later be sewn together to create an Abbeyfield Scotland blanket and auctioned off to raise money for the Appeal.

Sean Batty, weatherman at STV said: “For the last three years I have taken on cycling challenges for the STV Appeal so travelling the beautiful Highlands in a camper van was a great chance to do something completely different. It has been a great experience and the support from local people has been fantastic, including the visit to Abbeyfield House in Nairn which was not only great fun but I even got to try my hand at knitting. I really appreciate the fundraising efforts of everyone at Abbeyfield House in Nairn and every penny will go towards helping children in Scotland affected by poverty.”

Niall Patterson, Chief Executive of Abbeyfield Scotland said: “It was an absolute delight to have Sean, Jock and the STV team in Nairn. We were thrilled to be able to host such an exciting event and involve as many members of the community by bringing them all together in one of our houses. A lovely day was had by residents, friends, family and the wider community. The STV Appeal is a fantastic cause and we hope to host Knit-a-thon days at several of our houses across Scotland.”