Exhibition in spectacular Scottish setting at Haddo House

World Wide Weave in beautiful Aberdeenshire

Haddo House Estate and Country Park (National Trust for Scotland) is the latest venue for the World Wide Weave Exhibition, from 14th-29th August. With the kind permission of the Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair, the exhibition is occupying the modern Peatyards Gallery adjacent to the courtyard garden, cafe and gift shop. The house itself is an eighteenth century mansion with spectacular gardens and very extensive grounds including acres of rolling lawn and forest, and a large lake well-populated by water birds of all kinds. The eastern parterre immediately in front of the house has recently been going through a well-researched programme to restore it to its original 1770s' glory. A pair of massive Wellingtonias with a trunk diameter of six feet or more tower a hundred feet above the simple white plaques which state that they were planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1853. 

The World Wide Weave Exhibition looks splendid in the light and airy setting of the Peatyards building on its sunny terrace. The room has  a high ceiling and is flooded with natural light from plate-glass windows on three sides, showing the textures and colours of the exhibits to their best advantage. Many visitors have enjoyed the richness and variety of the works on display and children of all ages have become engrossed in searching out the twenty-five special interesting and amusing details listed in the "Discovery Trail for Children". Most children insist on finding the details in the order they are listed, which involves quite a lot of extra time and legwork! Visitors come from all over Scotland and the UK and farther afield. The first to arrive on opening day were from Shetland, and there have been visitors from Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand and a couple from Yekaterinburg on the Ural-Siberian border in Russia!