MORE than 6,000 people headed to Ayr beach for a spectacular sound and light show, in celebration of a hometown hero.

Burns on the Beach was a huge success as the shores of the beach lit up to celebrate the National Bard.

On a cold January night, revellers cosied up next to huge bonfires as they listened to traditional music and toasted marshmallows.

The shin-dig put on by South Ayrshire Council also featured impressive pyro entertainment with multi-coloured lights beaming out across the beach.

Some children splashed around in their wellies, whilst others tucked into tasty Scottish Street Food on offer.

The evening ended with a Burning Burns fire display – a fitting tribute to Rabbie, to the sound of traditional Scottish street music group – Clanadonia.

There were smiles all round as families cuddled up for pictures.

A spokesperson for South Ayrshire Council said: “Thanks to everyone who made this a night to remember.”