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In Pictures: Scarecrow competition

Scarecrow at road sign (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

A scarecrow competition in the Stirlingshire village of Thornhill is now in its third year

Scarecrow digging (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

There were more than 80 entries for the contest, which coincides with the local gala day

Dolly Parton scarecrow (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

The winning scarecrow featured country singer Dolly Parton on a horse at Ballinton Farm

Straw monster scarecrow (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

A smiling monster made of hay bales was also among the prize winners

Dog scarecrow (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

Second place went to Piddler on the Roof, which featured a real stream of water

Scarecrow with umbrella (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

Some of the entrants came with their own protection against the elements

Tardis scarecrow (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

Dr Who's tardis made a visit for the contest, accompanied by a cyberman

Bee keeper scarecrow (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

Organisers are hoping to attract more than 100 entrants next year

Bus stop scarecrow (picture by Duncan Kirkhope)

Similar competitions are held in some English villages

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