There wasn’t a yellow brick road, a cowardly lion or cold-hearted tin-man … but there were plenty of scarecrows.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of world famous names proudly showed off their shiny iconic emblems.
And there were a few curve balls.
Until next year …