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It is just over four months since the worst snow storms in living memory hit parts of Southern Scotland causing devastation for local farmers.
Some of those same farmers say they are making a recovery, and today they attended one of the area's biggest agricultural shows.
And along with the usual sheep and cows, this year's special guest at the Wigtown Show was none other than a record-breaking duck, as Matthew Taylor reports.
Watch his full report below.
"Big Dave" the duck is at the Wigtown Agricultural Show in South West Scotland today to help with the prize giving.
As the most expensive duck in the country, having sold for a whopping £1500 last year, he has been making quite an impression at the show.
Here he is with his owner Graham Hicks:
A black & white Magpie Muscovy duck is due to take pride of place at the Wigtown Agricultural Show in South West Scotland today.
'Big Dave' the Drake became a celebrity when he was sold last year for a record sum for a duck of £1500.
The annual show is the oldest in the region and first started in 1813.
It has only ever been cancelled for two world wars and the foot and mouth outbreak.
Organisers refused to cancel the show last year despite the very wet weather.