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Superhero dad inspires Black Isle scarecrow honouring NHS nurses


By Hector MacKenzie

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The Mackay family with their nurse-inspired superhero scarecrow. Nurse Barry Mackay with wife Jane and daughters Amber (4) and Autumn (18 months).
Picture: Callum Mackay
The Mackay family with their nurse-inspired superhero scarecrow. Nurse Barry Mackay with wife Jane and daughters Amber (4) and Autumn (18 months). Picture: Callum Mackay

A SCARECROW festival transforming the Black Isle inspired a North Kessock lass to celebrate her superhero dad – a nurse working for the NHS.

The event championed by Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie has seen quirky creations pop up across the peninsula.

When Jane Mackay told daughter Amber (4) about it, they decided their scarecrow would honour NHS staff – amongst them her husband, Barry, a staff nurse at Raigmore.

Mrs Mackay, herself an NHS a dental nurse at the Ross Memorial in Dingwall, said: "We are really proud of him being a nurse. To me they are heroes all round the year, not just now. The lovely comments from people have been great. It has made people smile and that was the point of it."

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