Spookley the very special famous square pumpkin has been taking pride of place at Muddy Boots Farm Shop near Cupar in the run up to Halloween.

The pumpkin, of just a few grown in Scotland with the unusual shape, has been at the heart of a popular school anti-bullying campaign and has also played a starring role in activities at the farm.

The Samson family at Muddy Boots grew the unusually shaped pumpkins “after a lot of trial and error.”

Now Treina Sampson has been out and about among local school children passing on Spookley’s message “you can’t judge a book or pumpkin by its cover.”

The story tells how Spookley had been teased about his shape, but what’s really important is what is inside his skin.

Spookley has played a prominent role in anti-bullying in America, and “The Legend of Spookley” by joe Troiano, and illustrated by Susan Banta, has sold tens of thousands of copies.

Muddy Boots has a host of family activities, including the shop, café, soft play barn, grass sledging, zorbing, pottery, a jumping pillow – and award winning toilets.

Further details can be found at www.muddybootsfife.com

The photograph shows one of the square pumpkins sitting proudly atop two more conventional examples


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