A CARE home in Ayr has hosted a traditional Burns Night supper for its residents.

Greenan Manor, operated by Meallmore Ltd, treated residents to a Scottish-themed celebration as they acknowledged the birth of Scotland's bard.

The care home is situated just a mile and a half from the well-known Burns Cottage, where the poet was born and spent the first years of his life.

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It's now a museum that houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts, including his handwritten manuscripts, some of which were unveiled for the first time earlier this month.

Residents were treated to a two-course meal, featuring traditional lentil soup and haggis, on the night.

They gave an address to the haggis before cutting it with a ceremonial knife. A dram of Scotch whisky was offered too.

A local piper, Jeanette Greenwood, provided the soundtrack to the evening, as residents reminisced with some of the most traditional and historical Scottish songs.

Greenan Manor’s staff nurse, Ina Speirs, sang several Scottish songs to the residents before their meal too.

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After the meal, residents and staff visited Burns Cottage, Poet’s Path and Brig of Doon.

Elaine Hughes, care home manager at Greenan Manor, commented: “It was very special to all get together and celebrate one of Scotland’s most famous poets, who was born so close to our care home.

"Our residents have had a brilliant Burns Night and particularly enjoyed their supper steeped in age-old tradition; haggis with neeps and tatties, all prepared by our wonderful chef.

"We are very thankful to Jeanette who came to pipe for our residents and staff too.”