To pay homage to Robert Burns, the Scottish poet for whom the day is dedicated to, staff and residents also cited some of his poetry, ending with Address to a Haggis before digging in to their dinner.
The on-site chef was on-hand to deliver a super Scottish supper with a traditional Burns Night menu. Cock-a-leekie soup followed by a delicious treat of Haggis, neeps and tatties (haggis, turnip and mashed potato) and a cheeky wee dram of whiskey gave residents the full Burns Night experience. Some attendees who hadn’t tried Haggis before have now become firm converts!
With the home decorated in tartan, residents also listened to traditional Scottish music for the special occasion which was accompanied by a bit of dancing.
Theresa Stanton, Buxton Lodge’s activity co-ordinator, said:
“The residents always enjoy celebrating Burns Nights. It is a fantastic opportunity to get everyone to sit together, eat traditional Scottish food and listen to good music.
“It is especially comforting for our residents with connections to Scotland, who are able to lead the celebrations and remember good times.”