Burns 250th anniversary celebrations: in pictures

Scotland's "homecoming year" officially opened this weekend with a series of events to mark the 250th anniversary of poet Robert Burns.

Burns 250th anniversary celebrations
Burns 250th anniversary celebrations

Glasgow City Chambers was illuminated with the story of Burns, while village locations such as Burns Cottage, The Brig O' Doon and The Auld Kirk were brought to life in a one-off extravaganza.

To see the pictures click here.

A 10-month long national programme of more than 300 events will now follow, spanning the length and breadth of the country.

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