Scarecrow competition in a Borders village is one of the highlights of the year
Villagers in Ancrum love clutching at straws at this time of year.
Locals get their creative juices flowing by creating imaginative scarecrows which are dotted all over the village.
You can spot scarecrow policemen, a scarecrow Mr Bean and even a scarecrow Bear Grills. It’s particularly welcome this year to bring a bit of laughter during such foreboding times.
Ancrum Primary School pupils enthusiastically got involved and put their own scarecrow on display. And Ancrum Go Gardening Group also put up a prize for the most creatively designed straw man, woman or animal. "It's great these days to have a bit of light relief,” a villager commented.