Organisers of the 'Big Burns Supper' in Dumfries are preparing the various different tents and stages across the town.
The event, believed to be the biggest celebration of Burns in the world, kicks off on Friday.
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M.Y Lady of the Lake launched on Ullswater in 1887 and continues to ferry passengers around the lake, 140 years on.
The marsh fritillary butterfly became extinct in the county over ten years ago.
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