ORGANISERS of the Selkirk Vintage Rally went out with a bang at the weekend.

A decision was made last year for the popular event to have one last show after 27 years.

Dwindling committee numbers were blamed for the move.

But on Sunday the last ever rally was hailed a huge success.

Gordon Edgar from the organising committee told us: "There was a tinge of sadness as the rally finished but it was a great day.

"In my opinion it was one of, if not the best rally we've ever had.

"The field dried up nicely, there was a really large entry and there was a big crowd for our last ever year.

"Everybody had a good time and people from all over were telling us how much they are going to miss coming to Selkirk each year."

As well as displays of vintage and classic cars, there was a large turn out of motorcycles, tractors, military vehicles and steam engines.

Craft and charity stalls lined the main ring and there was plenty of additional entertainment on offer to keep the whole family happy.

The Selkirk Vintage Rally began life as a small show on the back pitches of Selkirk Rugby Club.

But ever since its move to Sunderland Hall, it has attracted thousands of enthusiasts from across the UK.

With the organising committee reduced to only six ageing members, a decision was made ahead of the 2018 rally to bring the annual event to an end.

Mr Edgar added: "We have tried to encourage the next generation to come onto the committee but without any success.

"We felt it would be better to go out with one final rally than just let the whole thing fade away by the year.

"I'm delighted that we have managed to go out on a high."