The Big Burns Supper Festival got underway in Dumfries last night.
The event is to celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robbie Burns, whose birthday it would be tomorrow.
It is the first time the event has run for nine days in a row.
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Scotland votes 'no' in the independence referendum and Jasper the dog becomes a social media sensation, Hannah McNulty has been looking back at the stories making the headlines between September and December.
In the second instalment of our review of 2014, Hannah McNulty looks at some of the top stories that made the news from May to August.
As 2014 comes to an end, we're looking at some of the stories that made the news this year.
From bad weather, to success at the Winter Olympics - Hannah McNulty begins the review by looking back at January to April.
A Carlisle choir is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, by entertaining a local resident's home.
Carlisle Veterans' Male Voice Choir performed classics and Christmas carols. The group is made up of fifteen members, and they are looking for new recruits.
A deviant magpie raised in Royton has a new home in Cumbria.
Paul Beak was nurtured at the local cricket club, but he's been moved to Knoxwood Wildlife Park to prepare him for life in the great outdoors.
Paul Crone went to meet him.
A pet magpie that's become addicted to kebabs and fast food, has been rehomed in Cumbria.
Affectionately known as Paul Beak, the one year old magpie is now being weaned off human food, and being cared for by staff at the Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust near Wigton. Paul's on a new diet swapping worm meal to sausage roll.
Emma Scott is from the Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust:
A magpie has gone to 'rehab' to be weaned off human life.
Paul Beak, also known as the Royton Magpie, was hand reared as a chick at Royton Cricket Club. As it got older, the magpie began roaming and stealing food from local shops. Despite being popular with Royton residents, its antics led to warnings it could be killed by pest control for environmental health reasons.
The magpie is now at Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust and is being reintroduced into the wild in the next few weeks. It is being weaned off human food in a gradual process but the magpie is expected to return to the trust several times before settling in the wild.
A song described as the 'most relaxing ever' now has a video to go with it, thanks to a man from Penrith.
Videographer Ritchie Johnson used a drone to film the video for 'Weightless' by Marconi Union. It was shot in the Lake District and already has a quarter of a million hits.