THE Peeblesshire Junior Agricultural Club recently celebrated their 75th anniversary in style.

Last month chairman Craig Brown welcomed more than 250 people to the ball at the Marquee on West Linton Green.

Attendees include members past and present, and friends.

Guests enjoyed speeches from East Region Chairman Ewan Smith, as well as past chairmen, Angus Kennedy and Finlay Smith.

More than £2500 was raised for two different charities, one of which was the ‘Are Ewe Okay’ campaign run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs.

The campaign works to break the stigma surrounding mental health, with a focus on young people in rural communities, and in raising awareness of poor mental health triggers.

Money was also raised for RSABI Borders; The charity provides emotional, practical and financial support to people across the agriculture sector.

Peeblesshire JAC 75th Anniversary books are now on sale for £10 each, containing photos, recipes and memories of the club.

Jennifer Jeffrey, of Peeblesshire JAC said: “The club would like to thank all people and organisations who donated their time, money and produce to the ball to make it the great success it was.”

Looking forward, the club is now preparing for the busy summer ahead, including their 75th Anniversary Open Stock judging. The event will be held at Lanark Auction Market on September 21.