The preparations are afoot for Burns Night at Balhousie Clement Park in Dundee.
Residents have been busy setting out their clans, and tartans in visual style – folded up in plaid paper and displayed on the wall.
Burns Night is unsurprisingly a popular celebration cross our Balhousie homes, an institution of Scottish life. Guests would normally stand to welcome the dinner’s star attraction – the rare, wild haggis – which should be delivered on a silver platter by a procession of the chef, a piper and the person who will address the Haggis. And, most important, a whisky-bearer to make sure the toasts are liberal!
Our brilliant Balhousie residents will doubtlessly have their own style of Burns bashes, from singing traditional Scottish songs, perhaps a poetry recitation or two, maybe even the odd piper, and definitely a wee dram! But the part we’re most looking forward to? The Burns Supper. Sláinte Mhath!
“But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.”