CULLINGWORTH Scarecrow Festival – which over the years has raised thousands of pounds for charity – takes place this weekend.

Creations will be on display around the village – in private gardens, shops and churches.

The theme is Jobs and Education.

Programmes are available from village shops.

The festival, on Saturday and Sunday, is now in its 17th year.

Proceeds are split between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands.