Solihull veterans celebrate Burns Night - The Solihull Observer

Solihull veterans celebrate Burns Night

Solihull Editorial 3rd Feb, 2024   0

VETERANS celebrated Burns Night with bagpipes and a traditional supper.

Residents at the Royal Star and Garter in Solihull washed down their haggis, neeps and tatties with a dram or two of whisky on January 25.

The Tudor Coppice home, which cares for veterans and their loved ones living with disability or dementia, was decorated with bunting and Saltire flags.

Before residents tucked into their meals the famous Robert Burns poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ was read.

Circle dancers also performed traditional Scottish dancing.

Solihull resident, Alasdair, who was born in the Highlands and went on to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps, said: “I’m a proud Scotsman, and I was amazed to see the effort staff put in to make this a special day.

“Hearing the bagpipes and seeing the Burns traditions brought back many happy memories.”

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