They’re coming back!

Back in 2019 Seil enjoyed its first ever Scarecrow Festival, the island was invaded by around a hundred of the straw creatures.

a small selection from 2019

We had a naughty dog causing havoc with the breakfast sausages

But the winning entry showed the crows fighting back

The festival kicked off on a drizzly start with umbrellas protecting Juliet Cadzow (Balamory’s Edie McCredie) when she cut the ribbon across the bridge, but as the week progressed, the sun began to shine and temperatures soared. A pop up cafe ran every day in the hall.

You could pose as a scarecrow

Or enjoy a heritage walk, a potluck lunch, yoga, a scarecrow themed quiz and lots of other activities. Thankfully there were no Midsomer style murders.

The week culminated in a Highland Fair, with fun stalls, a dog show, and someone put in an appearance as a living scarecrow

Then we danced the night away with a ceilidh in the hall afterwards.

So it’ll be great to welcome them back again and see what our creative community comes up with this time around.

The festival will run 23rd – 30th July 2022

I’ve already had my thinking hat on, and am planning one to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and my Welsh heritage.

So watch this space