Scarecrows and sunflowers in Barr

'Pals' - the winning scarecrows by the Faulds family
'Pals' - the winning scarecrows by the Faulds family

There were more than a few dodgy characters hanging around Barr at the weekend as the South Ayrshire village held its Scarecrows and Sunflowers competition with many fine entries in both categories.

The best scarecrows were judged to have been made by the Faulds family while Beryl Dale’s sunflower was the tallest on show at over nine feet.

The Milroys 'Gardener stops for a refreshment' came in third

The Milroys 'Gardener stops for a refreshment' came in third

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Jenny Craig and Alison Milroy who organised the event and to Vera Dunlop and Netta Wilson who performed the very difficult job of judging the scarecrows. Proceeds will go this year to Parkinsons Scotland.

Bruff and Ruth Shreeves crafted a lifelike woodcutter for their entry

Bruff and Ruth Shreeves crafted a lifelike woodcutter for their entry

'Fore' was the title of Alan Hamiltons entry

'Fore' was the title of Alan Hamiltons entry

Alan Ringroses woodcutter, complete with pumping blood,  was entitles, 'I think Ive nicked my finger!'

Alan Ringroses woodcutter, complete with pumping blood, was entitles, 'I think Ive nicked my finger!'

More DIY mayhem from John Craig

More DIY mayhem from John Craig

Beryl Dale proudly surveys her winning sunflower entry

Beryl Dale proudly surveys her winning sunflower entry