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Raising a Glass-Gow – Care Home Toasts St Andrew

It was ‘Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh’ all round this week at a local Poole care home, or rather, Happy St Andrews Day in layman’s terms.

Residents at Upton Bay Care Home in Poole raised a glass of whisky in celebration of the Christian festival, also known as The Feat of St Andrew.

Marked on the 30th November, the popular Scottish holiday pays tribute to traditional Scottish dance, cuisine, and culture.

Residents took part in a Scot style pub quiz, testing their knowledge of the country’s heritage, as well as coming together over song for a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Upton Bay’s head chef, Alain Fadonougbo, stunned the home with his patriotic Saltire cake, adorned in the recognisable blue and white cross motif.

‘It was a pleasure to celebrate a day special to me with my new found friends here at Upton Bay,’ commented resident Elizabeth, who ancestors too hail from the highlands, ‘And nothing is quite as warming as a lowball of whisky!’