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Burns Celebrations At Parley Place

Parley Place care home in West Parley held a traditional Burns Celebrations to the tune of bagpipes, the fun continued well into the afternoon with all the community coming together.

Staff, residents and guests from the local community were welcomed into the home to be involved in a fabulous afternoon to mark the Scottish institution, including giving the time-honoured address to the ‘Great chieftain O’ the pudding race’ – the haggis.

General Manager, Gina Smith at Parley Place, thought it was a perfect occasion to celebrate an age-old tradition,  as well as getting in a spot of haggis with a dram of Scotch or two!  Of course we had some sweet treats as well!

Gina said: “Burns Night is always a fantastic event at Parley Place it’s so important to continue these traditions.  Our residents enjoyed a trying Haggis with neeps and tatties all prepared by our stellar Chef, Hayley.   We also had great fun reading poems by Robert Burns, our resident ambassador, Jan, choose a fitting one to end the event with”

Carolina, resident of Parley Place said: “I enjoyed my role of presenting the haggis to the piper, I felt very privileged to be asked to do this, the piper was amazing and I had a great afternoon”