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Madeira House Residents Celebrate Burns Day

8 February 2024

Residents of Madeira House, came together to celebrate Burns Day in a uniquely Scottish fashion. The day was marked with a series of activities that honoured Scottish culture, including a themed quiz, culinary delights, and traditional music.

The highlight of the celebration was a Scottish themed quiz, where residents tested their knowledge of Scottish history, culture, and famous landmarks. Laughter filled the room as participants reminisced about their own experiences or learned new facts about Scotland.

As part of the festivities, residents had the opportunity to sample haggis, a traditional Scottish dish. Despite some initial hesitancy, many residents found the haggis surprisingly delicious and authentic, transporting them back to memories of Scotland.

To satisfy their sweet tooth, the residents indulged in a traditional Scottish pudding, the paradise slice, a rich and decadent dessert made with layers of shortbread, caramel, and chocolate. The sweet treat was met with rave reviews, providing the perfect ending to the culinary journey through Scotland.

Adding to the ambiance, the sound of bagpipes filled the air as residents listened to traditional Scottish music via Alexa, creating a truly immersive experience reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. One resident, who has relatives in Scotland, expressed their delight at the festivities, stating, “This is lovely as I have relatives in Scotland, and it brings back so many memories, but you can’t beat haggis made in Scotland.” Their sentiment echoed the sentiment of many residents who felt a deep connection to Scotland through the celebration.