VETERANS celebrated Burns Night at Royal Star & Garter’s home in Solihull – with whisky tasting, bagpipes and haggis.
The residents in Solihull as well as those at the groups homes in Surbiton and High Wycombe, were treated to a traditional Burns Supper to celebrate the special day on Tuesday, January 25.
The veterans tucked into haggis, neeps and tatties and a dram or two of whisky as the celebrated the man widely recognised as the greatest ever Scot.
A bagpiper performed outside the Solihull Home before residents enjoyed their Burns Supper and the famous ‘Address to a Haggis’ which starts with the stanza:
“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.”
The home also hosted a Scottish themed quiz and whisky-tasting session for residents.
Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.