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Dozens of scarecrows made for new Brora festival

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Image caption Scarecrows have been appearing across Brora since last weekend

Almost 90 scarecrows have appeared in gardens and outside shops in a Highland village.

Brora in Sutherland is holding its first scarecrow festival. The week-long event started at the weekend.

Deirdre Mackay, Highland Council's area leader Caithness and Sutherland, said gardeners, shops, sports clubs and businesses were taking part.

A competition to find the best of the scarecrows will be judged this Saturday.

Ms Mackay said the various characters included a traffic police officer with a hairdryer for a speed gun.

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Image caption Almost 90 straw-filled characters have been made so far
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Image caption Judging to find the best scarecrows will take place this week

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