Clement Park - Hand made paper kilts on the wall

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.”