Scarecrows are not generally a common sight at the roadside on Mull, but down in the Ross of Mull, there are quite a few hanging about at the moment! If you chanced upon them unawares you might have been a little surprised, but there was an explanatory sign, near Pennyghael, which explained that the scarecrows were part of the Ross of Mull Gala Fortnight, being held for the first time this summer!
This catty scarecrow on the left, calling itself Tobermory Cat’s cousin, stands outside the Ferry Shop in Fionnphort which is a great shop with a good selection of groceries and next door to their craft and book shop. Firefighter Sam is one of 2 sitting outside the Bunessan Fire Station, just across from the lovely Bunessan Bakehouse (which was closed as we went past this afternoon on account of the Bunessan Show I suspect!).
Up the Brae from the street and the bay, is the Police Station, and this first scary speed cop certainly slowed us down. Next is Dunlop, he stands outside an artists studio between Pennyghael and Bunessan. I talked to the artists who made him, and was told I must mention that they got the idea of how to make him from an artist called David Kemp, and that it was his copyright. Finally, on the right, this Steampunk meets Scarecrow sits beside the road entrance to the Ninth Wave restaurant, just before you get to Fionnphort.
The Calmac staff scarecrows were at the Bunessan Show and provided a great climbing frame for the children at the show.
I know there are lots more scarecrows that we didn’t see, and many that I didn’t manage to photograph. I hope they will do the same thing next year!