Aye it’s Burns Night Already!
We brought the Highlands of Scotland to our homes to celebrate Burns Night on 25th January. Burns Night first originated in 1801 to celebrate Scotland’s most iconic poet, Robert Burns. Born in Ayr, Burns produced many well-known poems and songs, including the traditional New Year’s anthem, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, which is still sung across the world today.
Our homes were decorated in a sea of blue and white, and the Saltire was proudly displayed throughout our communities as they joined in with numerous themed activities. Residents Avery Park were entertained by the wonderful singer Fiona Harrison who performed a set of traditional Scottish songs. Paying tribute to Robert Burns, Glenmoor House staff and residents, accompanied by local bagpipe artists, read out some of his popular poems, including ‘Address to a Haggis’, written of his admiration of the grub. Not getting away Scot free, residents at Loxley Park spent the afternoon participating in a Scottish themed quiz and put their best accents to the test as they learnt common phrases, all of course, whilst sporting their finest kilts. And how can you not celebrate the day with a wee dram or two as residents at Seagrave House and Acer House raised a glass of Scotch whisky for the occasion.