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.
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