It's piping hot for Burns Night in Bicester

Oxford Mail: Pipe Major Steve Duffy pipes in the haggis as Margo Chrichton, Esther Brumby and Ellen Burnside look on Buy this photo » Pipe Major Steve Duffy pipes in the haggis as Margo Chrichton, Esther Brumby and Ellen Burnside look on

BURNS Night is tonight, but these pensioners got out the haggis a day early to honour the Scottish celebration yesterday.

Pipe Major Steve Duffy, who is also a Detective Inspector with Thames Valley Police, served the traditional Scottish meal and played the bagpipes for residents of Bicester’s Langford View Care Centre.

Burns Night celebrates the life of Scots poet Robert Burns.

Wearing a kilt, Mr Duffy ‘piped in’ the haggis by playing the bagpipes while the meal entered the room, and also performed the Selkirk Grace, a prayer that is attributed to Burns.

Ellen Burnside, 80, having just enjoyed dancing to the bagpipes, said: “That was marvellous, I’m so excited. It’s made me very happy.”

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1:49pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Mmm. Haggis - my favourite ethnic dish.

Just think, this could be one of the last Burns Nights when Scotland is part of the United Kingdom.
Mmm. Haggis - my favourite ethnic dish. Just think, this could be one of the last Burns Nights when Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. Andrew:Oxford

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