Jim Delivers Haggis Address During Braemount’s Burns Night Celebrations

9 February 2022

Braemount Jim Delivers Haggis Address During Braemount’s Burns Night Celebrations

Burns Night was extra special for Braemount Resident Jim this year as he ‘addressed the haggis’ during the Home’s traditional celebrations.

The legendary address, written by poet Rabbie Burns in 1787, is the poetic cornerstone of the annual feast.

Jim was asked to stand and deliver the whole poem as Braemount Residents watched on, excited about their delicious meal of haggis, neeps and tatties.

Piper Tim, the son of Activities Co-ordinator Sam Maguire, gave a sensational performance on the bagpipes, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

The music played on after the meal as Sam took to the piano to accompany Residents as they sang their favourite traditional Scottish songs.

According to Home Manager Richard Murray, it was a moving and heart-warming celebration.

Richard said: “Burns Night is one of our favourite events of the year, so we always strive to do it justice.

“We must thank Jim for delivering a terrific ‘address to the haggis’, which allowed us to all enjoy Rabbie Burns’ incredible poem.

“Sam and her Colleagues made sure there were plenty of Burns-themed activities throughout the day, including a brain-teaser quiz.

“The Residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves as the food was delicious and the music was so uplifting.

“Thanks to the whole team for putting on such a wonderful event.”