The organisers of the 'Big Burns Supper' in Dumfries have made the decision to cancel the opening ceremony, due to adverse weather conditions.
They said that the safety of all involved in the ceremony must come first.
Over 700 people were due to take to the stage at the Midsteeple in the town, for a musical and theatrical extravaganza.
All other events are scheduled to go ahead.
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