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Veterans at a home in High Wycombe mark Burns Night with bagpipes and haggis

| January 25, 2020

Stewart Carnegie playing outside the High Wycombe Home. (Image supplied by Royal Star & Garter)

Veterans has been treated to a taste of Scotland and the sound of bagpipes as Royal Star & Garter in High Wycombe marked Burns Night.

On Friday 24th January 2020 the Hughenden Avenue Home served a traditional Burns Supper which included haggis, neeps, tatties and a dram or two of whiskey. Entertainment was provided by a bagpiper, while the meal also featured piping in the haggis and a recital of Burns’ famous Address to a Haggis.

Resident Harold said: ‘It’s always nice to have music in the Home. I love the bagpipes.

Burns Night, which takes place on 25th January, is a celebration of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns who was born on Thursday 25th January 1759.

Royal Star & Garter cares for residents from across Britain, and each year marks national events such as St David’s Day and St George’s Day. The Home in High Wycombe also offers short break stays and has recently launched a day care service. The charity also has Homes in Surbiton and Solihull.

Further information about care at Royal Star & Garter can be found by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01494 927 555.

*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.

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