Thousands celebrate the Bard at Big Burns Supper

Scotland's best loved poet, Robert Burns, lived in Dumfries - and this weekend thousands of people paraded through the town to celebrate his birthday.

Thousands line the streets for the Big Burns Supper Carnival Parade

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Thousands of people turned out in Dumfries last night for the Big Burns Supper Carnival Parade.

A lantern procession and floats toured the town centre, with the night ending in a firework display.

The event is now in its 5th year and organisers say it's been the best one yet:

It's all about the whole town and the surrounding area having amazing fun- this is what it's all about, lets celebrate Burns, we are the greatest place in the universe!

– Maureen Farrell Chairperson, Big Burns Supper Trust

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