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.
Crowds came out in their thousands to watch the Homecoming Carnival in Dumfries last night.
These people gave ITV Border their reaction to the spectacle:
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:
As people get ready for their Burns Suppers, thousands are taking part in what has been called the world's biggest Burns Night celebrations in Dumfries. Jenny Longden was there.
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.
Dumfries is preparing to host the Big Burns Supper later today (Saturday).
The three day Burns festival started yesterday as part of Homecoming Scotland 2014.
A variety of venues are involved hosting live music, theatre and Burns suppers.
People across Scotland are getting the haggis in, and preparing for Burns Supper. - But no one is doing it quite like the people of Dumfries.
Organisers say this year's Big Burns Supper Festival is bigger and more varied than ever.
Jenny Longden reports.
Hundreds of farmers from across Cumbria and the South of Scotland have taken part in a charity auction in Carlisle.
Five rival auction houses sold around 500 lots, including everything from sheep and cows to a round of golf.
Lori Carnochan reports: