Gala firm at Games

It is not just our dozen local sport stars preparing for the Commonwealth Games, with a Galashiels firm taking part in Festival 2014.

The cultural programme accompanying the Games is featuring ERIBÉ Knitwear, who will lead hand-knitting workshops and have retail space.

Lesley Hepburn, Festival 2014 producer, who selected ERIBÉ for inclusion, said: “I am delighted to have ERIBÉ on board in the ‘Shed Zone’, their enthusiasm and passion for all things knitted is commendable.

“Their products are contemporary and of outstanding quality”.

ERIBÉ will host free workshops from tomorrow, Friday, until Sunday from 11am to 5pm on Glasgow Green, near the main entrance off Saltmarket.

The retail area will be on site for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.

Rosemary Eribé, managing director of ERIBÉ said: “We will be bringing a large variety of yarns, colours and techniques to Festival 2014 to tell the Scottish knitwear story.

“We look forward to being part of the international conversation as we introduce all cultures to sit down, chat and knit together!”

Lesley Hepburn added: “From conversations with ERIBÉ, I have learned some impressive things about Scottish wool and knitters.

“ERIBÉ want to share this with the wider public, they aim to promote the Scottish knitting industry, to inspire, and get people involved ‘hands on’ with Scottish knitting.

“I am very much looking forward to their public participation events on the opening of the weekend where they will be teaching a very special guest some knitting techniques.”