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PICTURES: Fun Festival of Scarecrows in Insch

By Kyle Ritchie

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Scarecrows invaded Insch over the past few days as its annual autumn festival returned to the village.

The Fun Festival of Scarecrows saw them appear at businesses, various venues and people’s homes.

The event, which was organised by Insch, Leslie, Premnay, Oyne Parish Church, began on Saturday and lasted until Tuesday.

There were 92 entries from the community and the themes this year were nursery rhymes, pantomimes and musicals.

There were four treasure hunt routes which pointed people in the correct directions to find the scarecrows and places for refreshments.

The hunters were able to choose their favourite scarecrows and the winners decided from the votes. There were also small prizes for finding all the scarecrows.

Over the weekend in the church hall there was a lucky squares competition and a raffle for a hand made garden bench built by Norman Wilson.

Food and drinks were also available in the hall, the Station Hotel and the Bennachie Leisure Centre. The proceeds from the event will go to the schools of Insch, Premnay and Oyne, and church.

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