A wee dram marks Burns Night

Brunswick Gdns. Retirement Village, Woodhouse, Burn's Night celebrations. Saluting the Haggis. Sam Johnson, Piper with City of Sheffield Pipe Band, Kevin Marshal, "Big Stuffed Fish" Ceilidh Band & Ricky, Brunswick Gdns. Chef. Photo Peter Wolstenholme

Brunswick Gdns. Retirement Village, Woodhouse, Burn's Night celebrations. Saluting the Haggis. Sam Johnson, Piper with City of Sheffield Pipe Band, Kevin Marshal, "Big Stuffed Fish" Ceilidh Band & Ricky, Brunswick Gdns. Chef. Photo Peter Wolstenholme

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NEEPS, tatties and haggis were all on the menu at a Sheffield retirement village when residents celebrated Burns Night.

The annual celebration which marks the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burns, took place at Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village in Woodhouse on Wednesday evening.

Music was provided by the City of Sheffield Pipe Band and ceilidh band Big Stuffed Fish.

Residents joined piper Sam Johnson, Kevin Marshall of Big Stuffed Fish and resident chef Ricky Stephenson and saluted the haggis with a wee dram of whisky before tucking into their meal.

The first suppers were held in Ayrshire, Scotland, at the end of the 18th century by Robert Burns’ friends on the anniversary of his death.

They have been a regular occurrence all over the world since.

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