We asked you to send us your Burns night pictures ... complete with pipers, addresses to the haggis, kilts aplenty and guests raising their glasses for the toasts.
With Robert Burns’s birthday falling on a Saturday this year, there seemed to be even more events than usual celebrating the man and his poetry across the region.
The pictures in the gallery below capture the mood of evenings from North Shields to Gateshead and Newcastle, where events were hosted at Sage Gateshead and Blackfriars Restaurant, among other places.
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.
And plenty of Burns's famous verse, of course ... like the 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."
Here is the gallery: