The Scarecrow Trail returns to Kinghorn

Chris Donnelly won in the adult category in the 2014 competition with his entry 'Bloody Windy'.
Chris Donnelly won in the adult category in the 2014 competition with his entry 'Bloody Windy'.

It’s time to gather the straw again in preparation for the 2015 Kinghorn Scarecrow Trail with entries ready for show on August 22.

Asked to create imaginative scarecrows for display on a trail through the town, organisers Kinghorn in Bloom are hoping the local community can beat the number of entries from 2014.

Pam Henderson, a member of the group and organiser said: “This is our third year and we had 39 scarecrows in 2013 and 65 last year. We would be delighted to have even more this year.”

A change in category allows people to enter under the family, adult or business/club bracket with a prize for each category awarded at the Kinghorn in Bloom Village Show on August 29.

Entry forms are available from the Carousel Coffee and Gift Shop, Community Centre, Co-op and Nicola’s Cupcake Cafe.

Completed forms should be returned as soon as possible with the final cut off on Friday, August 7.

Submit either by email to kinghorninbloom@gmail.com or to the Kinghorn in Bloom Post Box in the Community Centre.

“It really captures the imagination,” said Pam. “In the first year we had one hanging off a roof and also a very realistic mermaid leaning over a grit bin. A neighbour approached the mermaid to ask if she was alright!”

The scarecrows will be on display from August 22-30 and people will be able to follow the Trail around Kinghorn and vote for their favourite entry.

Maps showing the location of each scarecrow will be available after all the entries have been collated.