It’s not just humans who are busy getting ready for Smailholm summer fete which is being held on Sunday afternoon.
Rusty, accompanied by Robyn Kinsman Blake, has been practising towing the cart which will contain the children’s lucky dip. Villagers have also started work on converting Smailholm’s telephone box into a museum, featuring old photographs and other historical documents.
An initial display will be on show during the fete.
More information is available on www.smailholm-village.org.uk or the Smailholm Facebook page.
In support of the fete, Smailholm Tower is offering a 20 per cent entry discount to all visitors on the day.