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Scarecrow competition

We're not scared!

THERE were plenty of weird and wacky scarecrows on show as Douglas' scarecrow competition got underway.
The competition, organised by Douglas Horticultural Society, was only the second to be held in the village and organisers are hoping for even more entries next year.
Society treasurer Jim Fleming said: "I think we got a very good response from the village.
"Considering the weather it was a very good turnout and more people got involved than last year."
Jim also praised the work of society secretary Joan Gold for her role in organising the competition.
The most original entry went to Thomson’s of Glespin for their Olympic theme complete with umbrellas to protect them from the rain and a scarecrow's answer to triple gold medallist Chris Hoy.
 
the thompson's scarecrow - copyright of the carluke & lanark gazette

Jim Smith's Worzel Schmitt entry went down well with the judges, while the Halloween theme Guisers also impressed.

jim smith's scarecrow - copyright of the carluke & lanark gazette

morrison's scarecrow - copyright of the carluke & lanark gazette
 
The winning entry came from Frank McMillan who had his scarecrow dressed as a drunken farmer, complete with cans of beer and bottles of whisky.