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Preparations underway for 200th Border Union Show

This year's Border Union Show will take place on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. Credit: ITV News Border

Textiles and sheep will be showcased in the Borders this week for the 200th Border Union Show.

Nearly 3,000 animals have been entered into the biggest agricultural show in the region.

Traditionally the annual show is held on the last Friday and Saturday of July each year in Springwood Park on the outskirts of Kelso.

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Border Union Show begins

The Border Union Show is under way on the outskirts of Kelso.

The show includes competitions for ponies, horses, cattle, sheep, dairy goats, poultry, alpacas, shepherds' crooks, horse shoeing, Young Farmers stock judging and industrial arts, with over five hundred open classes.

There are approximately 250 trade stands including farm machinery, crafts and gifts, motor vehicles, clothing, equestrian goods, food outlets and furniture retailers.

There is also a special countryside area, the 'Flavours of the Borders' Food Fair, a children's fun fair, catering and bars.

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