THE SKIRL of a bagpipe could be heard through a Teesside care home as residents and staff celebrated Burns Night.
Bagpiper Craig Bell played for those living and working at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees.
His performance of classic Scottish tunes, including O Flower of Scotland, kicked off an evening celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
They also had a quiz, where residents worked as teams to answer questions on his poetry and life, with Sheila Bradley and Sheila Storr taking first place.
A tasting session of haggis, tatties and neeps, oat cakes, black pudding and shortbread was also enjoyed by the residents.
Brian Reed, who lives at the home, said: “It was a nice change. I really enjoyed the bagpiper. It was a nice evening.”
Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “Everyone at the home had a great time celebrating Burns Night.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to Craig Bell for coming in and playing his bagpipes. They sounded fantastic and really got everyone in the mood.
“We’re all looking forward to celebrating the event again next year.”