The line up for next year's Big Burns Supper in Dumfries has been announced.
The three day event will feature acts like Big Country, Fred McCaulay and Mull Historical Society.
Big Burns Supper is a celebration of contemporary Scotland and its national Bard, and runs from the 24 - 26 of January.
Fiona McIlwraith reports:
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