Pupils from New Cumnock Primary are set to feature on BBC Scotland to celebrate the poetry of Robert Burns.

The talented youngsters will perform To A Mouse alongside pupils from schools across the country.

Ayr comic Karen Dunbar will also recite To A Louse as part of Burns Night 2024, which will be broadcast on Thursday, January 25. 

Recorded with the BBC Scottish Symphony at Glasgow City Halls, the programme will feature a line up of music and spoken word performances.

Joining presenter Alistair Heather is a mix of contemporary and traditional musicians including Kyle Falconer from The View, members of Mànran, Michelle McManus, Georgia Cécile and Shereen Cutkelvin.

Also joining are pipers from World Champions Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band, BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year Amy Laurenson, Young Jazz Musician of the Year Ben Shankland, BBC Introducing Scottish Act of the Year Terra Kin, and poet Len Pennie.

Burns Night 2024 presenter Alistair Heather said: "Burns was the poet of love, romantic and fraternal.

"He was the passionate defender of justice and the opponent of inequality. He spoke for peace, for pleasure and for fun.

"We need him now as much as ever, and this celebration of the bard will be a joyful light amidst the dark winter months. 

"I can't wait to host this amazing night of stars, the musicians and singers and poets and actors will be bringing Burns' immortal lines to life, in ways that give a fresh twist on our rich traditions. 

"Burns Night 2024 will be an intersection between the best musicians and singers in Scotland, the best performers, and the very best works of our national bard.

"I'm thrilled to be part of it, and I'm sure it'll be a great spectacle for BBC Scotland audiences."

Burns Night 2024 will broadcast on BBC Scotland on Thursday, January 25, starting at 8pm.