The countdown to an international rowing competition in Stranraer is underway.
Teams from around the world will travel to Dumfries and Galloway in July to compete in the Coastal Rowing World Championships.
It's the first time the community has held the event since its launch ten years ago.
Each team hand-crafts their own vessel, inspired by a traditional wooden rowing boat from the Fair Isles.
Up to 1000 competitors from across the globe are expected to attend, with more than 70 skiffs participating in the races.
Organisers hope it will bring thousands of visitors to the area.
The 2000m race will be held on Loch Ryan - a large, sheltered stretch of water on the coast of the Irish Sea.
RH The Princess Royal is scheduled to attend the first day. She opened the World Championships in Ullapool in 2013.
Wendi Cuffe, SkiffieWorlds 2019
The list of teams competing:
All Aboard Watersport – England
Alnmouth Community Rowing – England
Ayle of Quinte Skiff Club – Canada
Broughty Ferry Boating
Dundrum CRC – Northern Ireland
Eskmuthe Rowing Club
Firth of Clyde RC
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, USA
Living Boat Trust – Tasmania
North Queensferry CRC
Strangford CRC – Northern Ireland
St Andrews CRC
WSV Woudrichem, Holland
The event runs from 8-13 July.