Are you hosting or attending a Burns supper this weekend in celebration of the Scottish bard?
The Journal would love you to send us your party pictures ... complete with pipers, addresses to the haggis, kilts aplenty and guests raising their glasses for the toasts.
With Burns’s birthday falling on a Saturday this year, it’s a perfect night to celebrate the man and his poetry.
All you need to do is email a photograph or two, telling us who is in the photo and when and where the event took place to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Journal Burns Nights. We will feature the best on a gallery here and - if we get them soon enough - in the paper.
Burns suppers always include haggis, neeps and tatties, with cock-a-leekie soup being a traditional starter and clootie dumplings a popular pudding. Not forgetting more than a dram or two of fine Scottish malt whisky during the evening.
Large events are being hosted at venues like Sage Gateshead and Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle.
But others need to peel their own neeps and the preparation has already begun for volunteers at Bell View Resource Centre in Belford, Northumberland, as our picture shows.
A fundraising quiz is the centre of their Burns Night do, raising money to support services delivered by the charity for older people in North Northumberland.
The centre’s development manager Paul Harrison said: “Our volunteers and fundraisers are the salt of the earth. Where would we be without their help!”
For more information about the Belford quiz night call 01668 219220.
And to get you in the mood for Saturday night here’s that opening verse of Burns’s famous ode to the haggis: “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy o’a grace, As lang’s my arm."