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Tasty Treats as Care Home Residents Celebrate Burns Night

Residents of Colten Care homes across the south have celebrated Burns Night in fine style with poetry, quizzes and traditional Scottish delicacies.

Haggis, neeps and tatties were on the menu for homemade lunches and suppers, all in honour of the world famous 18th century bard Robert Burns.

At Outstanding-rated Amberwood House in Ferndown, Dorset, team members dressed in tartan and began the day with poetry readings and a quiz about Burns trivia.

Residents could then opt for lunch in the dining room or take advantage of a ‘haggis trolley service’ enabling those who preferred to dine in their bedroom to take part.

It featured a platter of haggis, neeps and tatties specially prepared and cooked by Amberwood House Head Chef Gary Parsons.

Staff brought the mobile meals while carrying small saltires, the blue and white diagonal cross that is Scotland’s national flag.

Companionship Team member Rebecca Osborne said: “Recipients of our room-to-room trolley service had the pleasure of being served by a lovely new Scottish waitress wearing a dodgy hat, doing a highland fling and singing ‘Donald Where’s your Troosers’.

“We continued the Scottish theme by letting our hair down later in the day for a rousing rendition of ‘My Bonny Lies over the Ocean’.”

Resident and proud Scot Wilma Millett said: “We were all happy to celebrate, enjoy the fun and sample the haggis.”