Burns Night at Brook View

25 January 2024

Brook View residents spent the day celebrating and learning about Robert ‘Bobby’ Burns today and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

In the morning, residents learned about the life of Robert Burns and delved deep into his poetry along with Robert’s personal life.

This afternoon, we invited Jimmy McCracken into our home, whose wife is staying with us.

Jim used to travel the world while working for British Airways and soon found himself joining the pipe band by playing the side drum.

This gave him the opportunity to play for Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip.

He had old footage to show us of him drumming alongside his colleague, another Jimmy, who played the pipes.

Jim also showed us his ceremonial knife (the Dirk) and passed it along to all our residents for them to hold and admire the craftsmanship.

The dirk was encased in the finest black leather that had sterling silver and a beautiful amber-style jewel at the end.

To finish off a perfect afternoon, our wonderful chef, Jack made everyone Haggis, Neeps & Tatties appetisers, which Sybil Connor said, ‘These taste wonderful & I would like to ask Jack to put them on the menu’.