Big Burns Supper 2014

That the Parliament congratulates the Big Burns Supper festival on its programme of music, carnival, cabaret and theatre that that will take place in Dumfries from 24 to 26 January 2014; understands that the Big Burns Supper was established in 2012 and is now the world’s biggest Burns Night celebration; further understands that the 2014 festival will be the biggest to date, attracting visitors from Scotland, the UK and across the world; welcomes the varied programme of entertainment featuring international as well as local talent including Big Country, the Spanish-born singer, Concha Buika, and Cammy Black from Dumfries and Galloway;

notes that 2014 is the Year of Homecoming and that the Big Burns Supper will celebrate this with a lantern procession that will include 2,000 people, and congratulates everyone who has contributed to the festival’s increasing success, including the organising team lead by Graham Main, Creative Scotland, Homecoming Scotland, Winter Festivals Burns Night, 8020 and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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