Organisers of this year's Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Show say it is going to be the best year ever as they host the Galloway Cattle World Congress.
Around 240 delegates from 16 countries are attending today's show, displaying some of the finest cattle in the world.
Huge crowds are expected to turn out, not just to see the cattle but everything else on offer too.
Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Show begins today at Park Farm in Dumfries, with thousands of visitors expected.
This year, the show will also host the world congress for Galloway cattle, with members attending from as far away as Australia and Canada.
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Figures from insurer NFU Mutual show there has been a 12% rise in the cost of rural crime in our area.
James Taylor, from the NFU in Dumfries, has told ITV Border criminals targeting rural communities are often well organised:
Another two break-ins have taken place in Dumfries, bringing the total to three in the last few days.
The latest two happened sometime overnight between Wednesday 27 July and Thursday 28 July.
The homes broken into are on Hill Street and Laurieston Avenue, an I-pod touch, photoframes, a throw and jewellery were stolen.
"this is the third housebreaking in the same area of Dumfries over the past few days. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious which might help us catch those responsible for these crimes.
Residents are also asked to call us immediately if the have any concerns about suspicious behaviour in this area. Hopefully working together we can put a stop to these crimes."
These photos, taken by Cat Brown, show flashes of lightning over Dumfries.
A Locharbriggs shop has been broken into for the second time this month.
Police say they are investigating after the Premier Store on Auchencrieff Road South was targeted in the early hours of this morning.
The thieves fled empty handed.
"It might be the case that the alarm sounding forced the thieves to abandon their plans to rob the store. This is the second break-in this month, and on the previous occasion cigarettes were the target.
"We are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything around this time.
"In particular we have a report about a moped heard driving up and down the street just prior to the break-in and are keen to hear from anyone who can help us identify the rider of that machine. Callers can speak to us at Dumfries on the 101 number."
Police helicopters have joined the search to find a missing fisherman from Dumfries.
Charles Mellor, 57, was fishing close to the Carnation Factory on the evening of July 8. He failed to return home and was reported missing by his family the following morning.
Police searching for a missing fisherman in Dumfries are asking residents for their help in finding him.
Charles Mellor, 57, was fishing in the River Nith on Friday evening but failed to return home.
Inspector Stuart Wilson, from Police Scotland, told ITV News:
It's possible that Mr Mellor might have sought refuge from the rain and I would ask any members of the public to check their gardens or outhouses to see if he's maybe taken cover there and taken unwell.