Tasty treats as residents celebrate Burns Night

26 January 2023

Residents 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.

Here at Amberwood House  our 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 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.

Our 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’.”

Wilma Millett and Companionship Team member Corrine Wareham

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

All 21 Colten Care homes hold a Burns celebration every year, joining with millions of people across the world who mark the anniversary of ‘Rabbie’s’ birth in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1759.