POETRY lovers on Wearside raised a “wee dram” of Irn Bru to the memory of Robert Burns.
Residents at Albany Care Home, in Washington, enjoyed whisky tasting, as well as a traditional haggis supper and music, as part of their Burns Night celebrations.
Philippa Turner, personal activities leader at the centre, said: “We hold lots of different events throughout the year, but it is the first time we’ve held a Burns Night.”
Born in 1759 near Ayr, Burns is known for writing poems and lyrics in the Scots language and dialect.
Every year on his presumed birthday – January 25 – poetry fans across the globe hold celebrations and Burns suppers have been a Scottish tradition for more than 200 years, with the first one taking place in 1796.