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Bust of Burns returns to Theatre Royal

The bust of Burns being moved before refurbishment Credit: ITV News Border

The bust of Robert Burns is being returned to the Theatre Royal in Dumfries after it was moved to allow for refurbishment.

The theatre, which is Scotland's oldest working theatre, has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Robert Burns was one of the early patrons of the theatre and his bust was moved to his favourite pub whilst work was carried out.

The theatre re-opens on December 2nd with the pantomime Beauty and the Beast.


Bay City Rollers to headline Big Burns Supper 2016

Les McKeown of the Bay City Rollers Credit: PA

The Bay City Rollers have been announced as one of the headline acts of the Big Burns Supper 2016.

The Scottish 70s boy band will play at the Spiegeltent in Dumfries on the opening night of the Big Burns Supper.

The festival, which describes itself as 'the World's biggest Burns night celebration', will run from January 23rd - 31st 2016.


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