Big Burns Carnival to celebrate Scotland's favourite bard

Preparations are underway for the Big Burns Carnival in Dumfries this weekend, which celebrates Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard.

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Dumfries prepares to celebrate Scotland's best loved bard

The celebrations include a parade through the town. Credit: ITV Border

Final preparations are underway for more than a week of events in Dumfries to celebrate the life and work of Scotland's favourite poet.

Robert Burns spent his final years, and wrote some of his best loved songs and poems, in the town.

A torch-lit carnival through the town's streets will take place on Burns Night on Sunday.

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