South Scotland

In pictures: Thirlestane Castle grounds host car show

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption A range of entertainment was on offer throughout the day at Thirlestane

Hundreds of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles descended on south east Scotland on Sunday.

The Borders Vintage Automobile Club (BVAC) Classic took place in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle near Lauder.

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption Hundreds of vehicles had travelled to the Borders for the event

The event has been described as the "best classic car festival in Scotland".

Now in its 46th year, it saw about 1,400 vehicles make the journey to take part.

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption The grounds of Thirlestane Castle near Lauder played host to the festival once again

As well as the cars there was a range of family entertainment on offer throughout the day.

This year's show celebrated 70 years of Land Rover and the Citroen 2CV while another notable entry was one of Jim Clark's road cars.

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption The event in the Borders is now in its 46th year

There was also a period dress competition which proved popular.

One of the organisers, Ian Lindley, said he was delighted with the way things went.

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption Attendance at the festival was good despite the occasionally "dreich" conditions

"We are very fortunate that despite the weather we have had an excellent turnout," he said.

"The Borders people support us brilliantly.

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johston
Image caption Organisers said they were delighted with how the day had gone

"The show this year has grown and we have all sorts of interesting vehicles which we haven't seen before.

"We have people who have driven from Kent in Ford Anglias and we have people from Malta who have flown across and borrowed a car to participate in the show - it is just wonderful."

Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption Part of this year's festival was a celebration of the Citroen 2CV
Thirlestane Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption As well as cars, other more substantial vehicles were also on show

All pictures copyright Dougie Johnston.

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