Scare­crows blaze a trail for fun

The Oban Times - - Community News -

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

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