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.
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert
Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time
A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice
An afternoon spent getting to know each other