It's a celebration weekend for HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee which recognises 70 years of dedicated service to the nation, so we couldn't let this pass without a trawl through our archives for some of the farming highlights in Scotland.

As a dedicated livestock breeder, The Queen's fold of Highland cattle and Highland pony stud at Balmoral are two of her great success stories during her reign and from a wider perspective her Queen's Cup – which rotates every year between the champions of the livestock section at the Royal Highland Show – is the most prestigious trophy now presented in the UK.

The Balmoral fold of Highland cattle is well-known on the show circuit and regularly leads the big classes at the Royal Highland. One of the most talked about success was with her herd sire, Ruaridh 1 of Ubhaidh – the first time The Queen's 55-cow Balmoral fold had won the championship at the Highland back in 2014.

Called Ooby Dooby at home, he was bought for a bargain 1400gns at Oban and was also reserve inter-breed at Tarland Show, plus the male champion at the Glasgow 'International' Show in 2013.

One of her early Scottish public engagements after she her coronation in 1953, was to attend Stranraer Show in 1955, where she was joined by Prince Philip and the show obviously had a record attendance that year.

HM The Queen attended the first Royal Highland Show at its new Ingliston home in 1960 and then again when visiting in 1984 and in 2009. More recently, she provided a red letter day for the organisers of the Turriff Show by visiting the event in 2014.