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Stone the crows! It's Scottish Week with a twist

Lloyd Murdoch

SCOTTISH WEEK is fun for all the family... though this year, Stranraer's crows might not be so happy! As part of the Week - which commences July 27 – a series of events are being planned, all taking account of the Covid-19 situation. Among them is a scarecrow competition with great prizes. It's easy to get involved - just let you imagination run wild and create a scarecrow The organisers say: “Get your family creative hat on to make a fun or serious scarecrow. Lots of towns across the UK do these as regular events, so we thought we'd include it in the Stranraer Scottish Week. “There is £100 worth of prizes up for grabs, but you have to be in it to win it! “Scarecrows can be any size – full size in the garden, perhaps, or doll size for the window – they all count.” They're also encouraging shops to take part to get things started. To enter, send photos to the Scottish Week website upload page or send them through Facebook. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, July 28. The traditional parade through the town centre is having to be rethought and so children are being encouraged to don fancy dress at home, get their photo taken “striking a pose”. Send it in to become part of the Virtual Scottish Week Fancy Dress competition. Organisers have already chosen the Week's King and Queen. Finn Milligan, 6, is King. Finn took on the challenge of climbing the height of Ben Nevis up his stairs during lockdown. He did it over the course of a week and raised over £1,000 for the Coronation Day Centre. The Queen is Kyra Lund, 11. Kyra has worked very hard helping the Fed-Up Cafe charity amidst the pandemic. She has been juggling school work and the cafe to help those in need providing meals for people who are stuck in self isolation, unwell or homeless. There's also special recognition for Lloyd Murdoch, 11, who was playing football with his parents at Ardwell Bay and heard a faint noise and noticed something out in the water. It turned out to be a father and his 11-year-old daughter who had jumped from a rubber dingy after it drifted too far from the shore. The alarm was raised and the two people saved thanks to Lloyd's quick thinking. Judges from housing landlords DGHP and Loreburn praised the high standard of all this year's nominations. For more on Scottish Week and its efforts to bring the community together, see www.stranraerscottishweek.co.uk

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