Around 30 residents at the Kettering retirement scheme came
along to the event, where they ate Scottish foods including haggis
and shortbread. Everyone who attended wore tartan, including the
After the meal, the group listened to some bagpipe music and
Burns' famous Address to a Haggis.
Resident Janet Jeffs said she had loved the evening, although
she admitted that she did not understand all of the address, which
was given in the Scots dialect. "I got a bit too close to the
haggis during the address," she added. "I don't like haggis, so
when it all came out of the top it was a bit urgh. But it's all a
bit of fun really!"
Burns Night has been celebrated in Scotland since 1802, to mark
the birthday of celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns. It is often
thought of as a second national holiday in Scotland.
Many of the residents at Sunley Court are Scottish, hailing from
the Isle of Harris, Motherwell, Dundee, the Isle of Barra and
Kilcardy, so the haggis was generally very well-received.
Scheme Manager Jane Brown said she was very proud of all of her
residents. "Our residents are great. You wouldn't know it to look
at them but most of them are over 90!"
Picture: Residents enjoyed a good Scottish
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