Scarecrows blaze a trail for fun
NEITHER disappointing summer weather or ravenous midgies could put off the Ross of Mull’s newest scarecrow residents from spending their time in the garden of Shore House, Fionnphort.
The two hardy sunworshippers - ‘Betty at the Jetty’ and her partner, ‘Hugh on the Loo’ - are the first scarecrows to be set up in place as entries in a scarecrow trail stretching from Pennyghael to Iona.
This trail, which promises to have more than 40 scarecrows, is one of the events as part of a fortnight of activities to be held in the Ross of Mull and Iona, which started on Friday July 24 with a float parade in Fionnphort.
Throughout the fortnight, which concludes with the Bunessan Show Dance on Friday August 7, there will be many activities on offer for locals and tourists including art and craft workshops for children, ranger-led wildlife walks, poetry, open gardens, art exhibition, a dinghy race, a five-aside football competition, a producers’ market, pub quiz, barbecues and more.
A schedule of events has been produced and is on sale in local shops and businesses.
The organisers thank Holiday Mull, D&K Lafferty, MESS, and Mike and Carol for their generous donations in helping the event to be realised, as well as local businesses and residents who are helping and supporting in any way.
CHILL OUT: Scarecrow, Betty at the Jetty, a new resident of Shore
House, relaxes with an Irn Bru