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In pictures: Final preparations ahead of the Royal Highland Show

Allt Ruadh of Crannich the Highland bull Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Allt Ruadh of Crannich, a Highland bull from Peebles, gets a wash from owner David Cuthbertson before the 177th Royal Highland Show

The star attractions of the Royal Highland Show have been primped and preened ahead of its opening day on Thursday.

Cattle, sheep and horses were among the animals being washed and groomed at the Ingliston showground.

Organised by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society, the show is billed as a showcase for the best of Scotland's agriculture, food and rural life.

Michael Mayberry washes "Poacher", a Clydesdale from Campbeltown Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Michael Mayberry washes "Poacher", a Clydesdale from Campbeltown
Two women and their cattle Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Two women take a break with their cattle during preparations for the show.
Cattle are washed before the Royal Highland Show Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Cattle enjoy a cooling shower ahead of the show, which begins on Thursday.
A Hill Cheviot sticking its tongue out Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption This Hill Cheviot is among animals being groomed for show.
Michelle Mayberry washes "Poacher", a Clydesdale from Campbeltown Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Michelle Mayberry takes her turn to wash the Clydesdale, "Poacher".
Cattle are washed before the 177th Royal Highland Show on June 21, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Image copyright Getty Images
Laura Henry from Leuchers in Fife washes one of her Shetland Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Laura Henry, from Leuchers in Fife, is the "crazy horse lady" washing her Shetland.
Laura Hunter (18) from Barnhill Farm, Shotts with a Highland calf Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Laura Hunter, 18, from Shotts makes sure this Highland calf is ready for the show ring.

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