Scarecrows adorn the verges, crofts and gardens in Lewis and Harris this week, as two separate competitions get under way from tomorrow (Monday 27 July).

In Tong, the annual village scarecrow competition is ready for viewing, with a week for visitors to admire the creations before the very important process of judging takes place on Friday.

Our pictures show a flying visitor who had one too many at McNeill’s before heading home to Tolsta and an NHS worker very sensibly keeping their facemask in place at Hillhead.


Meanwhile the South Harris Agricultural Show is also encouraging the creativity of residents as their annual show takes its competitions online. Their judging will be on Tuesday (28 July) at 8pm.

Pictured below is a runaway crab and a South Harris surfer, both scaring the crows but entertaining passing drivers.