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Scotland's oldest continuous working theatre closed for refurbishments

The Theatre Royal in Dumfries has closed for over a year so that £2m of refurbishments can get underway.

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Bust of Robert Burns removed from Dumfries theatre during refurbishment

The bust of Robert Burns, which has been in the Theatre Royal in Dumfries since 1960, has been moved to his favourite pub in the town during the refurbishment.

'The Globe' pub will keep the bust of the Bard during the Homecoming celebrations this year and until the theatre re-opens.

Theatre Royal in Dumfries Credit: ITV News
Theatre Royal in Dumfries Credit: ITV News
Robert Burns bust is removed before refurbishment gets underway Credit: ITV News

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