A number of Scots will travel to Northern Ireland next month to cast their expert eyes over some of the livestock classes at Balmoral Show.
Held at the former Maze prison site, near Lisburn, on May 13-15, the big Northern Ireland event attracts around 80,000 people over the three days.
Traditionally, boats and planes are busy taking Scots over to the show which this year sees more than 17 take command in the judging rings.
Some of those judging include Hamish W. Sclater, from Turriff, who has the pleasant task of judging the Aberdeen-Angus classes.
Travelling over from Fraserburgh is Jimmy Douglas who will pick the winners from the Suffolk breed.
This will be the third show that organisers, the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society, will hold at the former prison site having moved from its historic location at the Kings Hall complex in south Belfast.
This year’s event, the 147th in its history, promises the usual components of food, farming excellence and showmanship alongside an even more exciting entertainment schedule.
From the best groomed farm animals parading around the livestock rings to the most elegant ladies being judged for their dress sense, the show always has a buzz around it.
RUAS chief executive Colin McDonald said: “We were extremely encouraged by the increase in activity at the 2014 show. We are determined to build on that success.
“The 2015 show will be bigger again with more livestock competition, more stands and displays and most importantly more to see, do and enjoy.”