Hundreds of primary five pupils have left Kelso with their heads bursting with knowledge of rural life.

Countryside Day at Springwood Park showcased the skills and produce created outside of urban areas in the Borders.

The event is now in its second year and looks to educate youngsters on the skills and produce on their doorstep.

The Border Union Agricultural Society run the event. Secretary and Treasurer Ron Wilson has been telling Radio Borders News why it's so important to educate the next generation about the region's countryside...


A total of 1200 children gathered in Springwood Park today. We spoke to a couple of pupils from Howdenburn Primary School.

9 year old Zoe told us what she had seen so far...




Sebastian, who is also 9 years old, told us about his favorite stalls - one of which was where you could make animal shaped bread...



Through-The-Day Presenter Gregor Runciman also came down to find out what the hcildren were doing. Radio Borders Vet Iain Gillespie taught him how to milk a 'cow' at the NFU Countryside stall...