MEMBERS of Scotland's Afghan community celebrated the literary traditions of both nations with a Burns Supper that featured the ancient poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

Afghan ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad was amongst guests at the event in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday night.

Organised by Glasgow Afghan United, the event also saw diners including Scottish Refugee Council head Sabir Zazai sit down to a menu that featured both haggis and Afghan biryani.

Meanwhile, prominent Afghan singer Ustad Mangal Painda performed with the Maryhill Integration Network.

Abdul Bostani of Glasgow Afghan United described the supper as a way to cross cultural barriers for both communities.

He said: "The aim of the event is to celebrate Robert Burns night and Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi, acknowledge the bonds between Scotland and Afghanistan, bring people together to find out about our multicultural heritage in Scotland."