TORRENTIAL rain on Saturday morning threatened to wash out this year's Border Union Show.

But they're a plucky type those farmers.

And after braving the storms and accepting a few rosettes, the cream of breeders were rewarded with a packed, and dry, afternoon of entertainment and fine foods.

Among the special guests at this year's Springwood Park show was First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Ms Sturgeon spent a couple of hours at the Show, discussing the uncertainty in farming caused by Brexit and given assurances of her own government's commitment to the sector.

While Friday's opening day escaped the storms, the following morning's judging was held in abysmal conditions.

Close to 1,000 sheep were on show as well as hundreds of prime cattle, horses, donkeys and goats.

John Mitchell who is chief steward of the cattle sections said: “The Show attracted visitors from across the world to see some of the best cattle Scotland has to offer.”

Although the animals and livestock were a huge draw, they weren’t the only attraction at the two-day show.

The Food Hall showcased the region's finest fare and also provided shelter during the worst of the weather.

Throughout the showground there were over 200 trade stands selling everything from clothing and toys to homewares and plants.

But undoubtedly the biggest spectacle arrived on Saturday afternoon when two of the world’s largest monster trucks; Big Pete and the Grim Reaper Monster Truck Display team revved up in the Main Ring.

Society chairman Neil Thomson added: “The Border Union Show is a terrific day out for everyone.

"Friends, family, animals, food, drink, music, shopping and Monster Trucks – all in one spot! It doesn’t get much better than that.”