Scarecrows at the double in Kinghorn!

Rasta scarecrow
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The Kinghorn Scarecrow Trail is back for 2014 and this year has almost doubled in size!

Last year’s inaugural event saw 36 scarecrows of all different shapes and sizes entered, and it proved to be a big hit with locals.

The event which starts on Saturday now seems to have caught Kinghorn’s imagination with 61 scarecrows having been entered for this year’s competition.

The contest was the brainchild of Kinghorn In Bloom, and one of its members and organisers of the Scarecrow Trail, Liz Mitchell, said she is overwhelmed with the response.

“People really enjoyed taking part last year and others had a great time following the trail,” she said.

“We’ve almost doubled the amount of entries for this year which we’re really excited about.

“I haven’t actually seen any of the scarecrows yet, I think people are trying to keep them under wraps until the last minute!

“I think people have maybe thought that they couldn’t make a scarecrow but after seeing last year’s entries they’ve realised that it’s not that difficult!

“I was absolutely amazed at the imagination that went into last year’s entries so I’m expecting the same again this year.”

People can vote in two categories, adults and children, and Liz said that they are already considering a third category for 2015.

“We’ve had businesses contacting us asking if they can get involved so I think next year, we’ll have a separate category for businesses, shops and pubs, things like that.”

Trail maps will be on sale for £1 so people can see all the scarecrows and all funds raised from sales will go to Kinghorn in Bloom to help with plants and floral features in the town.

Liz said: “The competition is growing so I think it’s going to become a regular feature as it’s proving so popular.”

Trail across the town

Maps showing the location of each of the scarecrow are available to buy from Kinghorn Community Centre or the Co-op.

Costing just £1 all the proceeds will go to Kinghorn in Bloom.

Members of the public are encouraged to buy a map which has a voting form on the back which will allow them to vote for both their favourites.

Voting closes at 2.00 p.m. on August 29.