Burns Night In is back for a second year and while it might not be the night we pictured, we can't imagine a better way to celebrate Scotland's national poet.

National Trust for Scotland confirmed its 2022 lineup back in December ahead of its " bigger and better online celebration".

The salute to the Scots songwriter will take place on Saturday, January 22 and will be streamed live from Rabbie Burns birthplace in Ayrshire. 

The evening will be hosted by DJ and presenter Edith Bowman and promises a night of "music, song, poetry, whisky and some great Scottish banter".

HeraldScotland: A drawing of Robert Burns. Credit: PAA drawing of Robert Burns. Credit: PA

Burns Night In 2022 line up

Ms Bowman said: ‘I am so pleased to be heading back to Alloway for an even bigger and better Burns Big Night In for 2022.

"It’s really exciting to be able to offer Burns fans from all over the globe the chance to connect with the birthplace of the Bard, and to add their performance to proceedings for this special celebration."

Joining the presenter is the Scottish singer and songwriter Siobhan Miller who has won both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track and the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Scots Singer of the Year.

Miller will appear alongside Perth-born musician Laurie Cameron whose debut album, ‘The Girl Who Cried for the Boy Who Cried Wolf’ made the Sunday Herald’s Top 10 Scottish Albums of the Year.

Completing the music line up are the award-winning Nevis Ensemble alongside the folk duo Nae Plans.

While organisers have said that Janette Ayachi, Jenny Lindsay and Michael Pedersen "will be bringing the spoken word to life with fresh interpretations of Robert Burns’s work and presentations of their own".

"This is a really vibrant programme full of top Scottish-based talent and they’ll help us celebrate the Bard in 21st-century-style," says Caroline Smith, the National Trust for Scotland Operations Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

"We’re proud to be bringing this celebration from the place where Burns was born, to those who love him, all over the world."

How to buy tickets for the Big Burns Night In 2022

Tickets for the Big Burns Night In 2022 are on sale now.

A household ticket will cost you £18 with an optional £4 donation and the opportunity to purchase a "Box of Braw". 

The Box of Braw includes treats from some of Scotland’s most iconic brands including The Glenlivet, Mackie’s of Scotland, Tunnock’s and Mrs Tilly’s.

They sold out last year so hurry if you don't want to miss out.

Book your tickets now via the Big Burns Night In website.