For the first hour, it felt that this year's South Harris Agricultural Show was going to be a washout.

Thankfully the torrential rain ended at around 1pm, and although there was never any sunshine, the hundreds of spectators who had turned up for the spectacle, held at Leverburgh School, were not disappointed.

The South Harris Show enjoys a reputation for being a first-class event, and this year was no exception.

The Show was opened by Murdo Angus Maclean, a former councillor for South Harris, now resident in Edinburgh.

Having attended many such shows in his lifetime, he reflected on how much things had changed as the years had gone by.

The South Harris Show was, he said, a vital part of the community.

Star attractions for 2015 were the Pitlochry-based 'Riders of the Storm', who wowed the crowd with their fearless stunts on horseback.

There were amusements as far as the eye could see, and the afternoon whizzed by with all that was on offer.

Tonight, the annual Show dance will be held in Leverburgh Hall, with music provided by Portrona.