It was another hugely successful night for the Big Burns Supper recently as around 90,000 people tuned in to watch their celebration of the bard last week, making it the biggest online Burns Night in the world for the second year in a row.

International audiences came together via the power of YouTube to enjoy the event from countries including Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Canada, America, South Africa, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Russia and even Step Isle.

Peter Brook said on YouTube: “Thank you so much. Tuning in for our second year from rural Kent in the south east of England. Let’s hope that we can get back to normal and visit Scotland later this year. Happy Burns Night everyone xxx”

David Appleby said on YouTube: “This is the best Burns supper entertainment ever. We divint do it ower much doon here but av always enjoyed the food and liquid. Dave in the Toon.”

Elizabeth Cameron on YouTube said: “Thanks for a fab Burns Breakfast for us the day after our Burns dinner... brilliant! We are Clan Cameron Australia Inc in Victoria (the most locked down city in the world so we are thankful for the joyousness you are sharing).

"We love Eddi and can’t wait to see her back here performing live again! As it’s your dinner time, whisky and haggis for breakfast seems the best option!”

Graham Main, chief executive of the Big Burns Supper, said: “We are over the moon at the success of last night’s Eddi Reader’s Big Burns Supper online extravaganza.

"Not only did nearly 100,000 people tune in, the sense of community that was fostered was palpable and the feeling for us as organisers was simply unbeatable.”

"Embracing the essence of Burns Night by celebrating Scotland’s bard in ways unique and personal to them, audiences overwhelming shared a sense of connectivity and coming together, both in spite of and in celebration of their differences.

“Despite wishing we had been able to put on our full winter fringe this January, we could not be happier with the turnout and performances last night, and extend our thanks to everyone who took part and joined in from all over the world.”

Big Burns Supper is the largest community platform in the South of Scotland, with over 250 events each year, and the biggest Burns Festival in the world.