WELL this year's West Fife Show, must surely go on record as having the worst possible weather in the run-up to the event.

This amazing day, at Hilton Farm, near Kelty, is a celebration of all things local, although it's heart is truly agricultural.

The farming fraternity are a hardy bunch and it takes more than a few rain storms to deter them.

By Friday afternoon all the tents were up and they announced online that it was all stations go for Saturday.

Arriving at the show ground we were met by giant ruts of mud, but they had it all planned out and had laid strips of astroturf over the worst parts. This looked and sounded perfect, until the giant motor home in front of us, got stuck in the mud.

However, thanks to a giant tractor it was soon hauled out and the rest of the traffic was able to proceed into the main arena!

They had rejigged the main areas this year, bringing many of the food stalls and traders together in a courtyard formation, with the ever popular Craft Tent at the heart of it.

This is always a great source of local crafts and foods, varying from home made honey to spices, with a liberal dash of handbags, cupcakes and even some Moonshine!

As ever there were some fabulous cookery demonstrations and storytelling sessions to entertain the audiences of all ages.

With guest appearances by a fabulous pipe band, there was truly something for everyone as the usual field events took place.

From glorious horses, to dog shows, the poultry tent and the adorable Baby Animal area, this is great chance to be entertained and educated, while watching unique events like the Young Farmers Hay Bale Rolling Competition. On the day, the sun shone ensuring loads of visitors.

Then there was also the Kelty Community Council team with their mining heritage display which outlined the importance of the local pits when Coal was King.

The entire organising committee deserve full credit for ensuring everyone had a fabulous day out and even better that they all managed to retreat safely despite the mud!