Stars line up for Alloway celebration

A host of stars are lining up to celebrate the Bard as part of the annual Alloway 1759 Festival which runs 23-27 January 2013 and, if you’re stuck for something to spend your Christmas money on and want a fantastic way to welcome in the New Year, why not buy a ticket to one or more of the exciting events on offer?

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the event will see artists such as John Murtagh, Joyce Falconer, Carl MacDougall, James Robinson and Alistair McDonald all taking part. 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!

See for more information and details on how to book your tickets, but please remember the events are always popular, so book early to avoid disappointment!