28 January 2014

Celebrating Burns' Night

Burns’ Night was celebrated a few days late and during the afternoon by Birtley House Residents, but it didn’t seem to matter as long as there was Haggis and Whisky! True to tradition, the haggis was “piped in” after the Selkirk Grace had been said by Angela Weir (our true Scotswoman), and then the “Address to a Haggis” was read, after which haggis on an oatcake together with a wee dram of whisky was offered. Appropriate music was played as the entertainment and Bob Sabel stood to give his toast to the lassies, and Angela Weir replied with a toast to the laddies. The celebrations ended with everyone singing Auld Lang Syne and everyone said how much they had enjoyed themselves. Afternoon tea with shortbread followed.

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