A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour.
Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional rich three course menu.
The classic Burns Night menu was on offer for the night and tenants tucked into a starter of Scotch broth, followed by a main of haggis, neeps and tatties or square sausage stovies. For dessert Scottish tablet ice cream, tea and coffee with shortbread or even a “wee dram” was on offer.
After the meal tenants were invited to take part in a Scottish themed quiz, followed by ‘sangs an’ clatter’ and Auld Lang Syne to finish.
Senior Care Assistant, Jill Moffat, told of how activities such as this can be beneficial for the tenants and the importance of celebrating Burns Night.
She said “It was a great night with fantastic food, drinks and music – and the tenants all got to sing a song or two.
“Events like these give the tenants the chance to do something out of their normal routine and everyone thoroughly enjoyed celebrating such a patriotic event.
This Burns Supper celebration is a fantastic example of Bield’s ‘Free to Be’ ethos that seeks to let people make their own independent choice as much as possible.