New face for Markinch school allotment

'Ian and Vanessa' were stolen from the allotment in December.
'Ian and Vanessa' were stolen from the allotment in December.

Following the theft of two DJ scarecrows from Markinch Primary’s allotment, pupils are preparing to create a brand new scarecrow.

The original scarecrows, made by the children and based on Kingdom FM breakfast show presenters Ian and Vanessa, were stolen in December when the Walled Garden at Balbirnie Park was broken into - only Ian’s shoes were left behind.

The pupils were upset and disappointed at the news as they had enjoyed making the scarecrows to show at the Elie Scarecrow Festival last year and since then the pair had been mysteriously ‘walking about’ in the allotment.

However, now the school has decided to make a new scarecrow for the site, which is tended regularly by children in primaries four to seven.

This time round the scarecrow will be an image of one of the school’s teachers.

As soon as the better weather comes in the school’s gardening group will be back in full swing looking after the allotment.

And after enjoying great success with their crops in the plot last year, the pupils will be hoping for a similar success this year.