Murrayside invited the local community to get into the Christmas spirit at its seasonal fair.
The team at Murrayside care home, put on a day of festivities for residents and local people, and also crowned Christopher Happs, a piper in the George Heriot’s School pipe band, as the winner of Murrayside’s music competition.
The competition was launched by Murrayside in November, in conjunction with George Heriot’s School, to commemorate the Grand Launch and find a traditional theme tune to be played at the home during special events.
The winning composition was chosen by a panel of judges composed of residents at Murrayside. The jury praised Christopher’s tune, which they described as “lively”, with a “lovely melody”, as it “made them feel at home”. The budding composer was also presented with a trophy as a memento of his success by Gillian Gray, customer relations manager at Murrayside.
There were also plenty of festive activities, including an array of Christmas stalls to browse, as well as a raffle for the Alzheimer’s Society. To top off the day, guests enjoyed homemade festive treats specially baked by Murrayside’s chefs.
Gillian Gray, said: “As we just opened our doors here at Murrayside, we are keen to embed ourselves within the community, so our Christmas fair was a great opportunity to invite local people to celebrate the festive season with us. With this being our first-ever Christmas at the home, we also wanted to make it extra special for the residents and their families, and everyone had a wonderful day.
“We were also delighted to announce Christopher as the winner of our music competition. The tune he composed is perfectly suited to the home, and we look forward to playing it at future events!”