One of the biggest events in the agricultural calendar has been taking place - the Border Union Show.
There were more than 200 trade stands at this year's event, with competitions for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats, poultry, and even rabbits.
This was the show's 204th year, and the final year for Ron Wilson, who has been organising it for the past 20 years.
An MSP says farmers in the Borders continue to be frustrated as many are still waiting for CAP payments, eight months after they were due to receive them.
Support payments to farmers have faced delays in being paid due to problems with the Scottish Government’s new IT system for farm payments.
John Lamont says he received this clear message as he spoke to many local residents at the Border Union Show, where he also met with representatives from NFU Scotland, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Scottish Borders Business Forum.
Today marks the start of the Border Union Show - one of the biggest agricultural shows in the UK.
Last year the event attracted huge crowds and a royal visitor who all turned out to see the best British agriculture has to offer.
Hundreds of trade stands and live stock competitions are due to take place over today and tomorrow at Springwood Park in Kelso.
Michelin star chef Albert Roux holds a cookery demonstration at the Border Union Show.
The countess of Wessex visits food stands and attractions at the Border Union Show.
The Countess of Wessex will be at this year's Border Union show at Springwood Park in Kelso.
This year the show features more than 500 exhibitors and more than 2000 competitors have entered the various livestock categories. The event, due to start today, is 200 years old this year.
The Wickerman Festival in is sold out for the first time in its 12 year history. This year there are 10 stages featuring live music on the site at Dundrennan.
The event will feature the wedding of a Castle Douglas couple this afternoon, July 26.
Thousands are expected to visit the Scottish Borders later this week, for one of the largest agricultural shows in the region. The Border Union Show takes place this Friday and Saturday.
This year marks a significant anniversary, as it is 200 years since it all began.
Jenny Longden has been finding out how the bicentenary will be marked:
The story of wool, from shearing to wearing, will be showcased during this year's Border Union Show.
It is just one of several new attractions at the annual event to mark the 200th anniversary of the region's biggest agricultural show.
Live demonstrations and fashion shows will explain the process that wool goes through from the farm to the coat hanger.
Bumper entries are expected to mark the 200th anniversary of the Border Union Show.
Competitors will be arriving from across the UK to take part in more than 500 open classes throughout the weekend.
Categories will include Horses, Ponies, Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Shepherds' Crooks, Horse Shoeing, Young Farmers Stock Judging and Industrial Arts.
As well as the large array of competitions, there will also be around 200 trade stands and numerous displays for visitors to enjoy.