A HOST of ‘spook-tacular’ scarecrows have been cropping up in Erskine as residents get ready for Hallowe’en.

The creepy creations are part of a contest being run by the Erskine Community Garden committee, who want local residents to have fun this Hallowe’en, despite the current lockdown restrictions.

As well as traditional straw men being erected, others have taken inspiration from the likes of comic book characters when bringing their creations to life.

Heather Clissett, chair of Erskine Community Garden, told The Gazette: “We were thinking about what we could do for Hallowe’en and this competition is a good way to bring a bit more colour and fun to a year where things have been very different.

“People seem to be enthusiastic, with residents at Rashielee Care Home and pupils at Rashielea Primary taking part. Some residents have already been posting pictures of their scarecrows on social media.

“Anyone in Erskine can take part, using anything they want to build their scarecrow, such as pumpkins or old clothes.

“The scarecrows can also be positioned any way you want and don’t need to be propped up on wooden poles. For example, they can be leaning up against a wall or sitting down.

“We hope everyone has a nice Hallowe’en and enjoys seeing all the different scarecrows around the village.”

The scarecrow which has received the most ‘likes’ on Erskine Community Garden’s Facebook page by Saturday will be awarded a goodie bag donated by confectionery shop ChocolatBox, in Paisley.

To take part in the contest, take a photo of your scarecrow and post it on facebook.com/ErskineCommunityGarden/ or email it to info@erskinecommunitygarden.co.uk.