PEEBLES' annual busking competition was in the right key as it turned 21 on Saturday.

Charities from across the Borders and beyond will benefit from donations made during the harmonious event on the town's High Street.

The competition attracted singers, guitarists, accordion and ukulele players and musical families with one performer – Tom Esposito – just five years old.

The busking competition is one of the highlights of the outdoor programme of Creative Peebles Festival, with competition prizes sponsored and presented by the Royal Burgh of Peebles Callants Club.

Callants Club members Hendry White and David Robb judged the competition.

After presenting the prizes David said: “The standard of playing this year has been exceptional and the youngsters, by playing all sorts of instruments, show that the tradition of music making in Peebles will continue into the future.

"As well as the playing, we were both very impressed by the level of performance… interacting with the public is not always an easy thing.”

The junior first prize, and the overall trophy, was won by accordionist Jamie Webster who raised more than £100 for Borders Pet Rescue.

Guitarist Fin Price claimed second place as well as tattered fingers to show for his dedication.

The junior third prize was won by James Grassick.

This year the first prize for the seniors was awarded to Shifty Twins, whose earnings are being donated to support Brain Tumour Research.

Shifty Twins had their own support in the shape of five-year-old Tom Esposito who overcame having his elbow, arm and wrist in plaster to play ukulele and tambourine.

Second prize went to Paul Conkie, who played his beautiful guitar outside Gustaf’s Studio and Gallery.

And the third prize for the seniors was awarded to local six piece Stramash.