A week of celebrations kicks off in Dumfries tonight as the annual Guid Nychburris festival gets underway.
Months of work goes into making sure the festival - which features ride outs, parades and parties - is a success.
Kathryn Samson has been in Dumfries to find out what's going on:
Dumfries is preparing to celebrate the annual Guid Nychburris event which takes place on Saturday (15th June).
The tradition celebrates the granting of a charter which declared Dumfries a royal burgh in 1186.
A number of events including school visits, ride-outs and parties will be happening all week.
Organisers say they have been working for months to ensure the festival is a success and they are expecting a good turnout.
Bob Kennedy is the Chairman of the Guid Nychburris Festival Association:
The 2013 Guid Neighbours celebrations get underway today with the official installation of the Cornet and Cornet's Lass tonight (10th June).
The installation kicks off five days of events in the lead up to Guid Nychburris day on Saturday (15th June).
The Cornet, Cornet's Lass, Lynors and the Queen of the South will take part in a host of activities including school visits and parades.