West Highland Team's Rainbow Scarf Project

In these difficult times, Alzheimer Scotland want  to acknowledge the close relationship we share with our NHS colleagues and in West Highland we have come up with a way which we feel “protects us in the true Highland way with uniqueness, warmth and softness” by knitting a Rainbow Scarf. 

We want to gather as many 12” squares of knitting/crochet as we can and we will join them together to make one huge Rainbow Scarf which we are planning to use to decorate some of our most iconic landmarks – The Skye Bridge, the Glenfinnan Monument, and even on some of the ferries! At the end of the tour, the squares will be made into colourful blankets for people living with dementia. 

Watch out for it appearing in your area!  

Here are some of the squares our team have made so far.

Colourful knitted squares.
Some of Our Knitted Squares

Squares can be plain, patterned, stripy, knitted, crocheted – whatever! We would ask people who are stuck at home at the moment to knit a square for us and drop it into an Alzheimer Scotland office or DRC when we are open again or they can post squares to:

Eleanor Brown
Community Activties Organiser
Alzheimer Scotland
An Drochaid
Claggan Road
Fort William
PH33 6PH

Alternatively, please donate to our Just Giving
so that we can continue to support people living with dementia not only during this difficult time but also when we resume our normal service.


Patterns for Rainbow Scarf Squares

To help you get started with knitting or crocheting your squares we are creating some pattern sheets to download and print.  The first one available below has instructions to make some basic easy knitted squares.  We'll keep on adding more styles of knit and crochet squares.  The patterns are free to download though we'd be very grateful if you were able to make a donation of £1 to help us continue our work making sure that no-one faces dementia alone.

Basic Knitted Squares Pattern

Colourful knitted squares