A new scarecrow-spotting map will revealing the whereabouts of around 100 straw people built to brighten up Bridge of Earn.
Residents of the Perthshire village celebrated a big win at the Britain in Bloom awards last year and the Brig in Bloom committee had been planning on building on the success until lockdown curtailed their efforts,.
Instead the team put out a challenge to families across the village to build their own scarecrows and residents responded with gusto.
Around 100 households have answered Brig in Bloom’s call and built an army of scary, stylish and downright silly figures to wave at passersby on their daily walks.
Creations range from musical legends like Freddie Mercrowy and Hay-Z to prominent lockdown figures such as Captain Tom Moore and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Brig in Bloom volunteer Avril Fulton said the committee was devising a map which will plot a route around the village for residents to follow.
Avril said: “Last year we had the first Gala Day in 25 years and we were all set for another. The village had such a feel good factor from the great success in the Britain in Bloom Awards and we wanted to bring that back.
“We’ve never done scarecrows before. Luncarty and Newburgh and some other places had, so we thought it would be good for people going out on daily walks.
“It’s been going on for about 10 days and the ideas so far have been tremendous. We’ve been bowled over.”
She said all sorts of recycled materials had been used and families have put in real thought and effort into their creations.
“We’re planning a circular route around the village with a list of the scarecrows’ names. It wasn’t supposed to be a competition, but we’ve even had prizes donated for the top five, so we’ll have a vote on that too,” she added.
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