The Countess of Wessex started sales at Kelso's Springwood Park today, as patron of the Border Union Agricultural Society.
The 175 year event always begins with a bell ringing at exactly 10am.
Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, joined Secretary Ron Wilson in the traditional bell ring this morning (13th September).
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