Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fireworks at Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire

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November 5, 2013 · 9:44 pm

Bothwell Scarecrow Festival September 2013

There wasn’t a yellow brick road, a cowardly lion or cold-hearted tin-man … but there were plenty of scarecrows. 

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The Bothwell Scarecrow Festival has celebrated its third year. If you walked around the town during its two weeks in September you would be met by various straw-filled bodies as they adorned shop fronts, residents’ gardens and sometimes scaled walls and roof tops. There was even a “policeman” armed with a speed gun ready to catch unsuspecting drivers.

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Hanging out at the local nursery

Postman Pat gets his pockets picked by a young fan

Postman Pat gets his pockets picked by a young fan

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If I only had a brain I could read a newspaper

The festival has grown since its inception and there was a packed programme of events during the two weeks ranging from music to fun runs and food markets. Just over £16,000 was raised, with some of the funds going to Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital Children’s Foundation.

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Stone the crows … a scarecrow comes to life

One new addition of this year’s festival was a vintage car display. And on a sunny Sunday, car enthusiasts and curious visitors descended upon a car park to glaze wistfully at the four-wheeled wonders all polished to perfection by proud and careful owners.

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Lots of world famous names proudly showed off their shiny iconic emblems.

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And there were a few curve balls.

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Until next year …

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November 2, 2013 · 8:30 am