Last minute preparations are underway in Dumfries ahead of the Big Burns Supper carnival this evening.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the event, which features a lantern procession complete with floats and a firework display.
The parade starts from 5pm near to Burns Statue.
The Big Burns Supper festival in now in its fifth year and is thought to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Highlights this year have included a return of 'Le Haggis' and a sell-put gig by the Bay City Rollers.