Scotland’s ploughing champions have travelled to the US state of Minnesota to take on global rivals for the right to be crowned best in the world.
The two-day 66th World Ploughing Championships get under way this Saturday.
Flying the flag for this country are David Carnegie and Andrew Mitchell Sr, while Scottish coach Alistair Wood is taking part as a judge.
Mr Carnegie became Scotland’s first world ploughing champion in 1996 and has represented his country eight times in the championships.
He farms in partnership with his brother Brian and son Derek at Laurencekirk, where they grow barley, oilseed rape, wheat and potatoes.
Mr Mitchell Sr, from Forfar, is a six-time world reversible ploughing champion, a feat unrivalled by any other plougher, and this year will be representing Scotland in the conventional section.
He has ploughed 10 times at the worlds, winning six titles and a string of runner-up and third-place prizes.
The duo are being supported with their travel costs for attending the event at Lake of the Woods, Baudette, by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and Scottish Ploughing Championships.
There are 25 countries taking part in the competition, including Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.