Rutherglen Care Home Welcomes Shoogalie Road Productions for Burns Day Celebration
9 February 2024
Rutherglen Care Home was filled with the spirit of Scottish heritage and camaraderie as Shoogalie Road Productions paid a special visit on Friday, January 26th, as part of the home’s Burns Day celebrations.
The highlight of the afternoon was the performance of “Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl,” a show that intricately weaved the tale behind the famous Scottish song. Residents and staff alike were treated to a delightful spectacle as the talented performers brought the story to life through music, storytelling, and lively performances. From heartfelt ballads to toe-tapping jigs, the audience was transported on a journey through Scotland’s rich cultural tapestry.
The atmosphere was electric as everyone in attendance joined in, singing along to beloved Scottish tunes that resonated with nostalgia and pride. Drew Thomson, a 93-year-old resident, summed up the sentiment of the day, saying, “It was a braw afternoon, great singing the auld Scottish songs I grew up with.”
The performance not only provided entertainment but also served as a meaningful opportunity for residents to reminisce and connect with their Scottish roots. For many, it was a chance to relive cherished memories and celebrate the enduring legacy of Scotland’s cultural heritage.
The visit from Shoogalie Road Productions was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impression on staff members and residents.