A BURNS supper event in Glasgow is set to be the world’s biggest online Burns celebration.

Scots comedian Janey Godley and Travis frontman Fran Healy are among those who will have a starring role in the event.

Specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is joining forces with Healy and Godley as Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay hosts the supper.

For the last 30 years the charity has previously welcomed up to 800 people to its annual event “A Question of Burns”, raising more than £1 million as a result.

The event is now moving online, and will be streamed globally. SBH Scotland hopes it will be the most watched Burns event in the world.

Although online, viewers can expect all the trimmings of a traditional Burns evening. The Address to a Haggis will feature alongside the main tribute to Burns, the Immortal Memory, recited by comedian Bruce Fummey.

Host of the event MacAulay will deliver the Toast to the Lassies with Godley, who became a social media sensation after creating parody videos of Nicola Sturgeon during lockdown, will then give the reply.

Godley said: “Scotland might be back in lockdown, but that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the life of one of our greatest ever treasures.

“We have some fantastic acts lined up who will be bringing some much needed cheer during these difficult times, all while raising vital funds for a very important cause.”

The event will go live at 7pm on Monday, January 25 on its YouTube channel. The event will also be broadcast on the charity’s Facebook page.