Carrick can’t wait to celebrate Burns

A HOST of stars are lining up to celebrate the Bard as part of the annual Alloway 1759 Festival this month.

A packed programme will also boast some brand new events including an Auld Alloway Ghost Walk (limited tickets available).

Scots singing sensation Eddi Reader will be headlining a celebratory concert at Ayr Town Hall on 26 January 2013 in honour of the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award. Tickets are priced £18 (downstairs seated) and £20 (gallery seating) and are available by calling the Citadel Box Office on 01292 269793 or from

In addition, a unique Burns Birthday Feast (a free event) will welcome people to a unique tour of the village and a cookery demonstration to help Rabbie celebrate his 253rd birthday.

Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre is also hosting two brand new events – a production of ‘A Man’s a Man’ and a unique Burns Supper – both boasting stars of the screen and stage and, again a ticket to either event would be a superb treat for yourself, or a brilliant gift for someone special!

The festival runs from January 23-27, and more information including ticket booking can be found at