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Burns Supper to benefit charities
Man holding haggis
Burns Night will be celebrated with a traditional haggis dish
Preparations are under way for one of the world's biggest Burns Suppers.

About 900 people are expected to attend the Lord Provost's annual charity event in Glasgow and celebrate the birthday of Scotland's national poet.

Money raised will go to the Lord Provost's Malawi Fund and The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Lord Provost Liz Cameron said: "Glasgow's Burns Supper is among the biggest in the world, I am delighted we will raise thousands of pounds."

Last year's Burns Supper raised 55,000 for good causes.

Tam O'Shanter

Ms Cameron said: "It is fitting that we should celebrate Scotland's national bard in such style in Glasgow.

"The city is home to the world's biggest collection of Burns manuscripts and memorabilia at our Mitchell Library."

The Immortal Memory will be given by Len Murray, with comedian Andy Cameron chairing the event.

The Toast to the Lassies will be given by Scots actor and River City star, John Murtagh, with the Reply from the Lassies coming from Frances McMenamin QC.

Tam O'Shanter will be delivered by Karen Dunbar.


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