An exciting new event is being planned in Burns Hame Toun of Ayr to celebrate Burns Night as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

Burns on the Beach will headline the Burns Hame Toun programme on Friday, January 24 from 7pm-10pm.

Burns on the Beach is organised by South Ayrshire Council, and has received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

This event will launch Scotland’s Year of Coast and Waters in South Ayrshire.

Burns on the Beach will take place at the pier end of Ayr beach.

Five unique sound and light installations will light up our coastal assets including Ayr Pier, The Watchful Boat, Ayr beach and the promenade path.

The attractions will be looped between 7pm and 10pm.

In addition, there will be a beach bonfire and marshmallow toasting to create that cosy, winter beach vibe.

Don’t miss A Tribute Tae Tam at 7pm and 9pm each night and a Poi performance at 8pm.

There will be Scottish street food on offer including the Scottie Dog and Haggis Pakora.

The evening will conclude with a special burning Burns finale to the sound of authentic Scottish tribal band Clanadonia, at 9.30pm.

This family friendly event is free to attend.

If you prefer a quieter event experience then a selection of the installations only will also be available to view on Saturday 25 and Sunday, January 26, from 7pm until 10pm under the banner of Watchful Burns.