Clubs, homes and restaurants across the region are preparing for the 'Big Burns Supper' in Dumfries- an annual celebration of Robert Burns
The event is in its third year and has been called the 'World's biggest Burns extravaganza.
Highlights include performances in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts.
Deacon Blue are performing in Dumfries this year and hundreds of suppers are taking place across the region.
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