And these are only the ones that I’ve managed to photograph- also spotted dressed for the cold have been Dundee’s Deperate Dan (in front of the Caird Hall) and the little bronze monkey who sits atop the Information board on High Street.
Any why not? Glasgow’s famous Duke of Wellington statue famously wears a traffic cone hat for most of the year- and across the water knitta decorates everyday city life with brightly coloured crochets and knits. And the nicest thing about the knitting that’s been appearing around town, is that it’s been created by resident knitters- Ardler Knitting Group. It’s public art, created by those who live and work around the existing monuments- with the simple message of warmth, empathy, good will and community through the cold winter months.