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Pumpkins on parade on Black Isle; Rosemarkie Beach Cafe event attracts nearly 50 entries; Trump and troll amongst creative offerings for Halloween fun


By Hector MacKenzie

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Donald Trump is understood to have inspired this creation at the pumpkin parade.
Donald Trump is understood to have inspired this creation at the pumpkin parade.

A BLACK Isle community got right into the spirit of Halloween at the weekend with a fun event challenging the creativity of people of all ages.

Rosemarkie Beach Cafe's now annual pumpkin parade got locals and visitors alike into the mood for the season with almost 50 entries ranging from a classic carved turnip to a doll-eating pumpkin – and even a Donald trump caricature.

Rosemarkie Amenities chairwoman Anne Phillips said of the Sunday event: "We were really worried when the rain looked as if it would never stop but it takes more than a little deluge to dampen the spirits behind this event.

"The the Beach Cafe team did an amazing atmospheric job decorating the cafe, helping with the games and serving up tasty treats and hot chocolate. The newly formed events committee worked well keeping everything running smoothly. They have lots of ideas for future events."

Rosemarkie some of the winners
Rosemarkie some of the winners

The display was glorious blaze of glowing orange, pink and blue with everything from fairy princess carriages to cookie monsters.

Organisers have even offered a helpful hint to anyone who missed out this year:if you want to win a prize next year, try a traditional neep. There was only one entry this year.

The next date for the diary is the annual bonfire and fireworks on Saturday, November 9 at 6pm.

More pictures in this week's edition.



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