Scarecrows set to take over Fife village for popular annual event

One of the scarecrows for this year's trail is already in place.One of the scarecrows for this year's trail is already in place.
One of the scarecrows for this year's trail is already in place.
Locals and visitors are invited to join the Kinghorn Scarecrow Trail

There are some new faces appearing in Kinghorn this week as the village prepares to host its annual Scarecrow Trail in the coming days.A total of 45 scarecrows will be springing up across the length and breadth of the village for the popular fundraising event organised by Kinghorn in Bloom.Members of the public have been getting creative to take part in the contest, competing for the title of best scarecrow in three categories - families and children, adults and businesses and organisations.From Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 30 locals and visitors alike will be able to buy a map which will show them where the scarecrows are located.They can then follow a trail around Kinghorn spotting the scarecrows before voting for their favourite in each category.Liz Mitchell, who organises the Kinghorn in Bloom trail which is now in its eighth year, said: “I am really pleased by the number of scarecrows entering this year’s trail.“We’ve got scarecrows right across the town from Sandhills Caravan Park on the Burntisland Road to Croft an Righ on the Kirkcaldy side and from Kinghorn Harbour to the new houses by the Loch.“Walking the trail and enjoying the scarecrows will be a great way to explore the lovely seaside town of Kinghorn.”Maps for the trail are available for £1, raising funds for Kinghorn in Bloom, the volunteer community gardening group which provides all the floral decorations and planting in the town.They can be bought from the Co-op or Loraine Walker Couture in the High Street, or by emailing organisers at [email protected] trail can be walked at any time but anyone who wants to vote for the best scarecrows must have their votes in by 10pm on Friday, August 28. Full instructions on how to cast your vote can be found on the map.

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