At the start of the Iconic Burns event, while people were registering, getting their coloured wristbands and waiting for the parade to start there was some entertainment. There were some folk in costume, and each of the windows of Burns Cottage had a scene inside it with characters acting out the parts and interacting with the crowd peering in through the windows at them.
First there is Burns as a Twinkle in his father's eye:
Then there is 250 years ago - 24th January 1759 (as the Iconic Burns event was 24th January)
And finally the poet makes his debut: