The 2022 Great North Coast Scarecrow Trail reached its grand finale last Saturday at a community event at Halladale Hall when the winners, who were chosen by public vote, were announced.
Carol Russell, who originally started the trail in Strath Halladale a few years ago, won first place and a £50 prize with ‘Walkies’.
Second prize of £30 went to Sandy Murray for ‘A Hard life on the Croft in Strath Halladale’ and third place (£20) was Alan Macleod, Strathy, with ‘Should’ve filled the hole’.
Some 202 people cast 454 votes online and more votes are taking place in person in the room.
Melvich Community SCIO supported the trail which ran from October 22 to November 5 and attracted a large number of registrations.
Organizer Sarah Kerr said: “Times are very difficult for a lot of people at the moment and the scarecrows are just giving light relief which people seemed to really appreciate.”
To see more images of the scarecrows, visit the trail’s social media page.