Tuesday 24 January 2012

Haggis have rights also

(From my Walking in Eternity blog a year ago)

I know it is Burns Night and all that, but there comes a time when one must reveal the horrors of our society in all their true manifestation. Personally I am a bit bah humbug about Burns, kilts, tartan and all the rest of the bubblegum that many would have you believe is a true representation of Scottish culture (they'll be inventing religion next!).

However, tolerable as one has to be amidst such nonsense, I ABSOLUTELTY DRAW THE LINE at what some will do to fulfil such traditions.

Ladies and gentlemen, the terrifying evidence...

Not from this wee shuggie actually... this is from Mr Paton the Butcher, who lives down the road from me in Largs...!

Mr Paton - haggi have human rights also!

(Incidentally, Mr Paton is a very lovely man, and I have researched his family tree for him, which can be seen on his website at www.patonbutchersayrshire.co.uk - and his haggis is nice!)

Scotland's Greatest Story family history research - www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk



  1. I'm surprised you didn't show the photo of the haggis with two long legs on one side and two short legs on the other side for faster running around the mountain sides.
    Tartans, haggis, kilts. Much like igloos and tee-pees. It's part of the mystery, Chris.

    1. That would be the Midlothian haggis, Christine. The Ayrshire haggis instead has a small third leg at the back with which it conducts braking manouevres as it hurtles down the hills of the west of Scotland. It doesn't work too well though - hence why battered haggis is such a delicacy in the west of Scotland. They can be easily hit, stunned and cooked.

  2. I love haggis!! Can't get enough of it. Yum-yum.