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Residents visit the Poppy display at Black Watch

Some of our residents may have been around during the World Wars, and many notably remember the more recent conflicts. That’s why the care team at Craighead Care Home in Newport On Tay came up with a wonderful idea.

On Saturday 13th August 2016, the residents embarked on a trip out to the Black Watch Museum in Perth to go and see the Poppy display that had been erected there.

Veronica Cherrett, Home Manager, said: “When the display was at the Tower of London, the residents had seen it on the TV and mentioned that if it ever came to Scotland they would really like to see it. Before coming to Perth, the display was on the Orkeny Islands, and some relatives had been over to visit them, and regaled residents with their tales.

“Whilst waiting to go and see the poppies, the residents were shocked to hear so many different accents, not believing how far people had travelled to see the display. One of the residents pointed out that one of the other visitors was trying to get that photo perfect shot, but he felt no picture could do the display justice.

“The group made their way to the Iraq memorial where they spent time to reflect on what had happened. Two residents looked at the wooden crosses that had been left in November to remember those who had fallen during times of conflict. The residents truly enjoyed themselves and were glad to have experienced something so poignant in modern history.”

Are you looking for a care home in Newport on Tay? Craighead Care Home provides support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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