Burns Night celebrations

Thousands of people have enjoyed the three day Big Burns Supper in Dumfries

A variety of venues hosted live music, theatre and Burns suppers.

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Dumfries Homecoming Carnival

Thousand of people took to the streets of Dumfries to enjoy a Burns Night carnival.

The event was part of the Big Burns Supper festival. More than thirty community groups took part.

Enjoy a taste of the festival here:

Revellers enjoy the carnival atmosphere Credit: ITV News Border
Images from the event Credit: ITV News Border
The centre of Dumfries was transformed Credit: ITV News Border
More than 30 community groups took part Credit: ITV News Border
The festivities in full swing Credit: ITV News Border

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Thousands to take part in Homecoming Carnival

The Cairn String Quartet' playing at the Burns monument Credit: ITV

More than 2,000 people will be taking part in a carnival on Dumfries High Street.It takes place at 5pm today (Sat 25th).

The carnival is part of the Big Burns Supper, a three day even celebrating the life and poetry of the Robert Burns.

The Carnival will will tell the story of the 'unknown soldier' who goes to war 100 years ago.

More than 30 different community groups from across the region will be taking part.

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"Burns would have loved" Dumfries celebrations

An organiser from the Big Burns Supper Festival, Maureen Farrell, has said that the man himself - Robert Burns - would have loved what the town has organised for its celebrations.

"Burns supper is about haggis, neeps and tatties and a nip of whiskey, but it's also about having fun.

"Burns loved a party, but it would be difficult to have a big sit down meal so instead we are having lots of celebrations in the town, which Burns would have loved".

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