Greenan Manor care home has hosted a traditional Burns Night supper for its residents.
The home treated residents to a Scottish-themed celebration as they acknowledged the birth of Robert Burns, born on 25 January 1759.
The care home is situated only 1.5 miles away from the well-known Burns Cottage, the humble home where Robert Burns was born and spent the first years of his life. Now a museum that houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts, the local care home residents wanted to celebrate the legacy of Scotland’s National Bard.
Residents were treated to a two-course meal, featuring traditional lentil soup and haggis on the night. They gave an address to the haggis before cutting it with a ceremonial knife. A dram of Scotch whisky was offered too.
A local piper, Jeanette Greenwood provided the soundtrack to the evening, as residents reminisced with some of the most traditional and historical Scottish songs. Greenan Manor’s staff nurse, Ina Speirs, sang several Scottish songs to the residents before their meal too.
After the meal, residents and staff visited Burns Cottage, Poet’s Path and Brig of Doon.
Elaine Hughes, Care Home Manager at Greenan Manor, commented: “It was very special to all get together and celebrate one of Scotland’s most famous poets, who was born so close to our care home. Our residents have had a brilliant Burns Night and particularly enjoyed their supper steeped in age-old tradition; haggis with neeps and tatties, all prepared by our wonderful chef. We are very thankful to Jeanette who came to pipe for our residents and staff too.”
Greenan Manor is run by Meallmore Ltd and provides excellent standards of care for its residents, including those living with dementia. More information about Meallmore Ltd can be found at www.meallmore.co.uk/