THE event has been running for almost 200 years...but excitement surrounding the Neilston Show has not faded with time.

Organisers estimate that more than 3,000 people made their way to the village on Saturday for one of the biggest shows of its type anywhere in the UK.

Now in its 193rd year, the show welcomed visitors from far and wide, with months of planning paying dividends.

Neilston show secretary Rita Killian said: “We have been working on putting this year’s show together since January.

“This is my third year as secretary and you end up so busy that you don’t actually get to see anything on the day.

“This year has been fantastic and it is really exciting to see it all come together as well as it has.”

The thousands in attendance were certainly spoiled for choice.

While it was not quite the scorcher that other parts of the country experienced over the weekend, the dry weather drew a large crowd.

As well as the traditional livestock element to the day, there were also a number of craft activities, show-jumping, stalls and traders offering plenty for revellers.

This year also saw the return of the Pad Race, as well as featuring an educational dome hosting a number of events for the younger show-goers.