PEEBLESSHIRE Junior Agriculture Club celebrated its 75th anniversary last weekend by holding a stockjudging day at Lanark Auction Market.

Almost 200 members, past members and friends of the organisation took part.

But there can only be one or two winners in each category.

David MacArthur claimed the Open section with Robert Laird in second and Willie Purdoun in third.

Ben McSporran triumphed in the Junior section ahead of joint runners-up Neola Mitchell and Catriona Mackay.

Joint first in the Confined section were Sean Brotherstone and Ryan Brotherstone with Neil Pate collecting third.

Judges on the day were Jim Boyd for Dairy, John Dykes for Beef, and Jimmy Sinclair for Sheep.

Jennifer Jeffrey from Peeblesshire JAC told us: "The stockjudging would not have been possible without the eight Peeblesshire farms who provided an outstanding show of stock - the Harrison family at Hyndfordwells, the Laird family at Blyth Farm, the Aitken family at Scotstounbank, the Pate family at Toxside, the Cockburn family at Stirkfield, the Dick family at Hamildean, the Smellie family at Posso, and the Campbell family at Glenrath.

"Thanks also to Avril Aitken, our photographer for the night."

A raffle held during the stockjudging day raised £625 in aid of RHET - Countryside Initiative.

Peeblesshire JAC will hold a concert next year to further celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Performances will take place on February 28, 29 and March 1.

Jennifer added: "Our next 75th event will be our concert, with practices starting at the end of October.

"Anyone who would like to take part in the concert should contact any club member or visit out Facebook page for more info."