A Chatteris care home celebrated the great Scottish poet Robert Burns on January 25 with a visit from bagpiper Roy Solane who has played the bagpipes for 30 years.

Residents at Swan House thoroughly enjoyed listening to his wealth of experience which he gained from his time as a piper with the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).

Roy shared fond memories of his time playing the bagpipes for past and present members of the Royal family which our residents truly enjoyed listening to.

One resident, Gladys, said she had loved listening to the bagpipes and they had brought back fond memories.

John, another of Swan House's residents, said listening to the bagpipes was a great way to start the day. 

Roy was welcomed all around Swan House as he played for everyone outside and along the corridors so all residents could enjoy the experience.

Having enjoyed a visit from Roy in his room, Richard was extremely impressed with Roy’s smart military dress.

Roy commented on the personalised Scottish decorations made by our residents as the best he had ever seen as they were very personal. 

The morning was such a success that Roy has already been booked again to visit Swan House again.

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