Tributes have been paid to well known Scottish Borders farmer Jim Sharp.
NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has praised Mr Sharp's "sharp intellect" and called him an "ambassador for all that is good in farming".
Jim has left his mark on Borders farming through his skill, energy and attention to detail.
“He had a sharp intellect and a level of experience which was of real value in serious conversation but also a generosity and love of life which made him great company.
"His thoughts were of real value at both local and national level where he gave his time to the union and the community.
“Jim was an ambassador for all that is good in farming. He gave a lot to our industry, the Borders community and the union.
"He was a great friend that so many of us will miss. Our sympathy must be with his family.”
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