PITLOCHRY GIRLS' HELMETS APPRECIATED
By 6th Black Watch.
The Battalion's Thanks.A meeting of the 6th Black Watch Comforts Committee was held at Perth yesterday—Lord Provost Scott presiding. A letter was submitted from Sir Robert Moncrieff, colonel commanding the sixth, conveying the thanks of the battalion for the committee's kindness. Through the instrumentality of work parties organised by Lady Moncrieff, the following articles have been sent out for the comfort of the men:- 543 knitted belts, 574 pairs of socks, 194 helmets, 598 pairs of mittens, 281 hose tops, 37 mufflers, and 123 flannel belts. The sum expended up to date by the committee is £148 9s 9d. Sums of money were voted to different work parties for the provision of wool.
[Similar groups all over the country were providing similar comforts, of course. This account is interesting in spelling out that wool was provided to the working parties - knitters were not in this case expected to buy their own wool. And presumably wool for the sleeping helmets was provided to the girls of the Public School.]