LAST-minute training is taking place across Peeblesshire ahead of next week's County Sports.

The Peeblesshire Schools Athletic Association (PSSA) event is one of the highlights of the region's sporting calendar.

Primary schools pupils from Primary 1 all the way up to Primary 7 will compete in sprint races at Whitestone Park on Wednesday (May 22) evening.

And there's also the highly-exciting 300 metres race for Primary 7 pupils as well as the extremely-competitive relay races.

Winners will be presented with trophies and medals throughout the evening by Stuart Robertson, the former and very much loved ‘Janny’ at Priorsford Primary School in Peebles.

Stuart has always taken a keen interest in sports and the committee is delighted that he can be there on the night.

This year’s event is also proudly sponsored by Walker Scott Ireland, Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, based in the High Street, Peebles.

Lesley Ireland from the organising committee told us: "The PSAA is more than happy to have the support of parents and hope that many will turn out to cheer on the athletes and enjoy the sports programme.

"Please remember to stay behind the rope on the spectator side and keep younger children away from the track as it can be distracting for runners and helpers.

"Anyone willing to help out at this event may contact their child’s school with their name.

"Due to safety concerns, all P1 to P3 children must be brought to the ‘pocket’ by a parent.

"After their race is finished, the children will be returned to the finisher’s ‘pocket’.

"Could all parents please ensure they collect their child from there, as this will save any children wandering off into the crowd."

Refreshments will be on sale, and ice creams and juice provided courtesy of A & A Caldwell of Innerleithen.

Lesley added: "This event, which has been running for over 100 years, relies upon the support of parents, teachers and pupils to make it enjoyable and worthwhile.

"Hopefully, with public support, the County Sports will continue to run for many more years."

In the event of bad weather and the County Sports have to be postponed, they will be run the following Wednesday evening (May 29).

The sports commence at 6pm.

Admission will be £1 per adult and 50p for secondary school Pupils.