Preparations begin for Love Life and Liberty Pageant

Final preparations are underway in Dumfries for the Love Life and Liberty Pageant, this weekend. The two day festival will celebrate the lives of Robert Burns and that of the Peter Pan author, James Barrie, who was educated in the town.

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Dumfries to celebrate life and works of Robert Burns

He is one of Dumfries' most famous sons and, this weekend, the town is celebrating his life and works.

A cast of 70 will take to the streets to depict the final years of Robert Burns' life as part of a major literary festival.

As the finishing touches are being made, our reporter Ryan Dollard has been along to take a look behind the scenes at the final preparations.

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Preparations for Love Life and Liberty Pageant begin

The actors who will portray Jean Armour and Robert Burns Credit: Love Life and Liberty Pageant

Final preparations are underway in Dumfries for the Love Life and Liberty Pageant, this weekend.

The play depicting the last years of life of poet Robert Burns which he spent in the town.

It's the showpiece at the heart of a two day festival celebrating his life and that of the Peter Pan author James Barrie who was educated in the town.

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