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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.
Two actors taking part in the Love Life and Liberty Pageant have been speaking to ITV Border about the event.
Joanne McGuinness and Gavin Paul will play Jean Armour and Robert Burns.
The pageant will see them perform excerpts of the last five years of the playwright's life in Dumfries.
An our door play detailing the last five years of Robert Burns' life is due to be performed as part of the Love Life and Liberty Pageant.
The play moves through different locations in the town.
Ross Jardine is the stage manager of the production:
As preparations for the Love Life and Liberty Pageant get underway in Dumfries, organiser Dame Barbra Kelly says it's important to remember the area's literary connections:
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.