IT'S 20 years since Selkirk first staged its historic celebration of Sir Walter Scott's time on the court bench.

And going by Saturday's Georgian-themed event there's a few more decades left in the appetite for period costume, drama, music and fun.

By coinciding Scott's Selkirk with the annual Selkirk Sessions and also the hugely popular monthly Farmers' Market, visitor numbers were as high as ever.

Selkirk Provost Keith Miller delivered a stirring speech to formally open the festival.

There was plenty hilarity both inside and out with buskers and entertainers delighting the crowds along the busy High Street.

And the courtroom capers in the town hall, all based on actual historic cases, went down a storm yet again.

Actor John Nichol was both convincing and hysterical in his portrayal of Sir Walter as he oversaw The Sabbath Breakers and the Lady Varnishes in front of packed public benches.

Performing bands, including GaelForce, Carlenjig, Riddell Fiddles, Bogie Close Stompers, Highline Fiddlers and Bob Liddle, made sure there was plenty toe-tapping throughout the day.

Away from the town centre, Selkirk Country Dancers delighted crowds in Connections with perfectly timed two-steps and Dashing White Sergeants.

And the queues were ever-present at Meg Dods’ Kitchen for the traditional fare

Viv Ross from the Scott's Selkirk organising committee said: "To get to where we are after 20 years is good going and we can't thank all of the volunteers, entertainers and visitors enough.

"Saturday morning was really busy yet again, and even after the heavy rain we still had an encouraging afternoon.

"We didn't think we could top last year when we had the market and Selkirk Sessions all together for the first time, but this year was just as good, if not better."

Next year's Scott's Selkirk is already being organised.

Viv added: "We'll keep tweaking things to keep it interesting and manageable, but we're already looking forward to the 21st Scott's Selkirk."