POETRY fans are in for a rare treat as manuscripts from Scotland's most famous poet go on display together for the first time.

Signed and handwritten documents by Robert Burns will be brought out of storage and put on show in The Mitchell Library.

The must-see collection will be available to view for five hours only - from 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

Organised as part of Doors Open Days 2017, the Special Collections team from the Mitchell have pulled together a must-see display for every Burns fan.

Chairman of Glasgow Life, Councillor David McDonald, said: "Like many others, the Mitchell Library is embracing the theme of History, Heritage and Archaeology and providing a unique opportunity to see four autographed manuscripts and a rare Kilmarnock 1st Edition book by one of Scotland’s most famous sons, displayed together for the first time.

"We think this will generate a huge amount of interest and like all of the Doors Open Day events encourage Glaswegians and visitors into the city to explore some of its many treasures this weekend.”

Three autographed manuscripts including Auld Lang Syne, Ye Banks and Braes and the Ordination will be on display.

They will sit next to the last surviving letter written in Scots by Burns to William Nicol and an annotated copy of the Kilmarnock edition.

Saturday's event will also feature family fun by Scriever Rab Wilson who will entertain five to 11 year olds in Scots at 10.30am, followed by a talk on the city’s world-renowned Robert Burns Collection by one of the Special Collections librarians at 2pm.

Meanwhile, Kelvingrove Bandstand Open Day will also be held on Saturday with the chance to see behind the scenes of one of Glasgow’s best loved venues and enjoy a special performance from the Maxwell Quartet at 2pm.

Opening between 10am and 4pm, there are also two talks at 11am and 3.30pm.

Culture fans can also explore 29 years of Tramway’s history as an arts venue with tours, a drop-in workshop and a chance to delve into the archive

The Gallery of Modern Art has an ongoing exhibition exploring the history of one of Glasgow’s oldest landmark buildings called Stones Steeped in History.

Visitors can build a mini portcullis or explore how Charles Rennie MacIntosh was influenced by castles at Scotland Street School Museum.

Mr McDonald added: “Glasgow's Doors Open Days is a week-long celebration of events, walks and talks and venues throwing open their doors and encouraging people to take a look.

"The jammed-packed programme offers a rare opportunity to see inside stunning buildings or discover the unusual work that often goes on there.

“Glasgow’s Robert Burns Collection is renowned as one of the best in the world."