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A tartan triumph at Elderpark

Tenants tuck into traditional fare as 10th annual celebration of the Bard takes place.

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Elderpark Housing paid tribute to Robert Burns with its annual Burns Supper for tenants.

Those who came along to Elderpark Community Centre tucked into typical fare of haggis, neeps and tatties and rounded it all off with entertainment and dancing to the Highland Fling.

The event took the form of a traditional celebration of Burns with the star attraction of the haggis being piped in while Elderpark staff performed the much-anticipated recitals.

Housing Officer Lynn Reid who led the team organising the supper said: “Elderpark recognises the importance of companionship and togetherness – especially for some of our more isolated or vulnerable tenants – and we hope the Burns Supper was enjoyed by them all.”

Piper David Rice wowed the audience with his piping skills. The talented young musician is training to be a music teacher and lives locally.

Aidan McGuinness, Director of Housing and Customer Service said: “Celebrating Burns Night is an important occasion for the community we serve and something we all look forward to each year. I want to thank Lynn and the team for their exceptional organisation and hard work to make it a night to remember.”

Elderpark Chairperson Maureen McDonald who attended the event called it a “wonderful occasion to bring people together.”


Maureen added: “Everyone had a great time and the Elderpark Burns Supper is an annual treat which celebrates a great Scot. This was our 10th year of holding the supper and we raise a glass to many more.”


*Special thanks goes to local young people (pictured) involved with the children’s charity Aberlour who, as they have done every year, served the meals taking such good care of those attending. Thanks also to Charlotte from the “Craft Café” which is held at the community centre for adorning the venue with a Burns theme.

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