It’s all fright on the night
Dumfriesshire’s Devil’s Porridge Museum got right into the spirit of Hallowe’en.
With a name apt for the festivities and plenty of events for the October holidays, it was a busy time for museum manager Judith Hewitt and her team of volunteers at the Eastriggs venue.
One of the most popular was Friday’s Spook Night children’s party.
A lot of weird and wonderful costumes were on show and everyone played classic games like bobbing for apples, musical chairs and statues.
They also wrapped a couple of “mummies,” ate lots of food and guessed the number of spiders.
And many brave young people ventured into the darkness of the museum to find the hidden skeleton.
Their screams could be heard for miles!
Judith said: “We have had a few events for Halloween in the week. I gave a talk on Tuesday night on the history of the festival, then I spoke on BBC Radio Dumfries and BBC Radio Scotland about its folklore and Scottish roots.
“It was great to round off the week with a party for kids which was so much fun and wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been for our wonderful volunteers. On Monday, we had a Hallowe’en lunch for our lunchtime club for older people who were treated to Halloween treats and a brief talk by me.”
Happy youngsters Girls in their fabulous Hallowe’en costumes.
Strike a pose Evie and Rachel Jackson
Colourful Volunteer Evelyn McFadzean, left, dresses the part, and she is alongside an alien reaper
Dressing the part Sheila Gibson, Eleanor Oswald and her granddaughter Madison
Spook night fun Museum chairman Richard Brodie, with children in costumes
Stunning costumes Two guisers at the party
Good fortune A lucky black cat