What is Burns Night?

Burns Night is a Scottish tradition that is held on the 25th January every year. The night is usually celebrated with a Burns supper which consists of: the traditional Haggis, swede and mashed potatoes for a hearty meal. Then followed by some Poems and Songs to finish off the night.

William Lench Court's Celebration

The residents at William Lench Court had themselves an amazing Burns Night (of which they are still talking about) complete with entertainment from Richard Jasper, a Celtic performer. He played a nice tune on his bag pipes as well as performed the traditional Selkirk Grace before the meals beginning.

Throughout the evening the residents had enjoyed their Burns Supper. Then for afters Richard performed the Immortal Grace then followed by the second performance (Toast to the Lassies) and then the final recital (Reply to the Toast of the Lassies). Towards the end of night once the residents(and Richard) had their fill of haggis and sing-songs it was time for our host to give a vote of thanks and performed the wonderful Auld Lang Syne.

The Residents of William Lenchs Court thoroughly enjoyed their Burns Night and are already looking forward to next years.