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Hundreds turn up for Appleby Show

Appleby Show is taking place at Barley Field near Appleby Golf Club Credit: ITV Border

The sun has brought the crowds to Appleby Show.

The ground is just out of the area that the Government's Annal and Plant agency has identified as being affected by bovine TB, so there are no dairy entries as farmers seek to minimise their farm's risk of catching the disease.

It hasn't stopped hundreds of people coming out to enjoy the judging, running, wrestling and country atmosphere though.

Coldstream Civic Week begins

Coldstream Civic Week Credit: Coldstream Civic Week

Today marks the start of Coldstream Civic Week, with sashing ceremonies taking place.

It's all leading up to Flodden Day on Thursday, when more than 300 riders will gallop through the town.

There are four ride-outs in total, with around 50-100 horses expected to join the shorter routes to Norham on Monday, Birgham on Wednesday and Leitholm on Friday.

In 2014, there were 460 riders on Flodden Day to mark the 500th anniversary of the battle of Flodden.

It was inaugurated in 1952 and begins on a Sunday with the introduction of the Coldstreamer, the principal figure in the celebrations, and the bussing of the Burgh Flag.

The Dumfries Show draws thousands

The Dumfries Show, Scotland's biggest one day agricultural show, is taking place at Park Farm today.

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The event has been running for 55 years and attracts exhibitors from across the UK.

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Entertainment for this year will include James Dylan’s Stuntworld Motorcycle Stunt Show, vintage machinery, Daffy Dill and Douglas the Clown, Dumfries Pipe Band, Disfunctional, a dog scurry, the Young Farmers Tug O’ War and a display by the foxhounds.

This year the show is hosting the Scottish Limousin Club Grand Prix and Anglo-Irish Final

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Wigtown agricultural show gets underway in Dumfries and Galloway

Wigtown Agricultural Show Credit: ITV Border

One of the biggest agricultural shows in Dumfries and Galloway starts today.

Wigtown Show showcases the best in the region's rural industries and gets members of the farming community together at Bladnoch Park.

It's been running for more than 200 years, featuring over 1000 entries, from livestock and poultry, to fleece and even scarecrows.

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