A WEST Cumbrian village has done its bit to raise spirits and celebrate those keeping the country running during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ravenglass residents held a scarecrow competition with the theme 'Celebrating key workers'.

It was judged by Muncaster Castle's owner Iona Frost-Pennington.

There were 19 entries in total and the aim of the competition was also to mark VE day in an alternative way.

One of the residents also painted some of the scarecrows and it is hoped the painting can now become a postcard.

Scarecrow creations included one showing a physiotherapist doing rehab with an elderly lady, a delivery driver, a binman scarecrow, a fisherman one and even a tribute to Captain Tom Moore.

Winner of the competition was the scarecrow named Piella Bakewell, with a baker-scarecrow showing off freshly baked Bakewell tarts.