One exciting part of this year’s Ballantrae “Smugglers’ Festival will be the “Scarecrow Smugglers”. Villagers – children and adults – are being encouraged to make their own smuggler scarecrow and display it for everyone to see. They will appear in windows, porches, in gardens, behind wheelie bins – in all sorts of places.

If you live in Ballantrae, we encourage you to make one and display it either in your house or front garden in late July or August. Below are a factsheet on “How to make a Smuggler Scarecrow” and a more detailed guide with lots of useful ideas.

How to make a Smuggler Scarecrow Factsheet

Detailed Guide to Making Your Smuggler Scarecrow