Scottish Bagpiper plays Helps Thirlestaine Park Celebrate Burns Night

Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns and as a care home, we are dedicated to honouring this day every year. We were very excited to celebrate Burns Night again and invited bagpiper Alexander Walker to come in to play in and address the haggis whilst spreading some traditional Scottish spirit throughout the home. We decked out the dining rooms with tartan table runners, bunting and Scottish flags. The reception of the haggis and the bagpiper was wonderful; all the residents were cheering and clapping and were thrilled to hear the familiar sound. Our residents loved seeing Alexander in his wonderful outfit – we’re not sure they had any difficulty hearing the bagpipes! We have already booked Alexander to play the bagpipes again next year and his lovely wife Anne and her troupe of Scottish country dancers will be joining us for a performance that day too. Pictured is Alexander and one of our Scottish residents, Betty from Glasgow!