Well, You have to do a double take as you pass Oldmeldrum Town Hall this weekend. HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh? Er no.. but oor ain Phil and Lizzie… collecting money for the Oldmeldrum Amenities’ hanging baskets and displays. The fun dummies thank everyone for their support amidst the flowers.

This time, one fine figure stands outside the parade of shops and says ‘yer nae supposed to park here’ – It had been suggested the figure looked ‘affie like George Cruickshank and I near mistook it fae him‘ Well it has to be said the stuffed dummy has done better than Aberdeenshire Council at keeping cars from blocking the Square by parking there!!