A Burns Night carnival through the streets of Dumfries attracted at least 10,000 spectators and participants.
The parade was lit by at least 3,000 lanterns and spectators lined the streets and the centre of the town where Burns lived.
The procession, which included 6 large main floats, and 432 specially made costumes from 20 community artists, impressed Government Minister Humza Yousaf.
"I came to Dumfries with high expectations, but I was absolutely blown away by this carnival.
"The creativity of the people of Dumfries is absolutely incredible."
The carnival started at 5pm and was led by a huge lantern made in conjunction with Barnado's Scotland, the Big Burns Supper's partner charity.
Organisers were pleased with the event.
"Tonight was just astonishing - I think Rabbie Burns would have been astounded to see so many people turning out for such a huge celebration of his work, his spirit and of Scottish culture"
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