COLNE Valley will be a terrifying place for birds this weekend.

Golcar is hosting the second annual Scarecrow Festival with dozens of strawmen expected to be dotted around the village on Saturday.

The event is being organised by 4th Huddersfield Golcar Scout Group.

Assistant leader Daniel Haigh said that young people were working hard to make this year’s festival a success.

“From Beavers aged six to Explorer Scouts aged 17, everyone has been very busy building and making their own scarecrows for our displays at Golcar Scout and Community Centre,” he said.

“This year’s theme is royalty and monarchy so we are expecting loads of crowns.”

More than 30 homes took part in the first Golcar Scarecrow Festival last June.

Daniel hopes even more residents will join in this time.

“This year we aim to be much bigger and better with more scarecrows around the village,” he said.

“Golcar has a great community atmosphere at village events, like the hugely popular Golcar Lily Day held in May, and this year’s Jubilee parties held at Manor Road Recreation Ground and Beach School.

“We can’t wait to see the scarecrows that the people of Golcar have created, and if last year is anything to go by, there's going to be some great scarecrows.”

Anyone who wants to register their scarecrow for the competition can visit and complete the online form before installing their strawman by 8.30am on Saturday.

Entry costs £2.50 and the best scarecrow will win a prize.

The hunt for the scarecrows will begin at 10.30am on Saturday from Golcar Scout and Community Centre on Manor Road.

Teams can enter for £2.50 and the winning side will take home a prize.

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Golcar Scouts help run several events in the village each year, including the popular Lily Day celebrations in May.

But Golcar Gala, which is organised by Parkwood 39th Huddersfield Scouts, was cancelled last month due to heavy rain.