Swords drawn at launch of annual Scarva Sham Fight
Scarva is set for another big clash of the kings this summer, with tens of thousands anticipated to converge on the idyllic Co Down village on July 13 for the annual mock clash between King William and King James.
The seminal battle is preceded by a large-scale parade by the Royal Black Institution.
Sovereign Grand Master Rev William Anderson said: "The Sham Fight at Scarva is undoubtedly one of the stand-out occasions of Northern Ireland's summer.
"We know that people keep coming back every year. But, for those who have never been, they are missing out on something really special."