Tim celebrates Burns Night with Ramsey of Carluke Haggis
Burns Night is a celebration of the Scots National Poet Robbie Burns. Following his death in 1796 his friends organised a “Burns Supper” in his honour, kick-starting the tradition that continues to this day.
The Haggis name origins
The name ‘haggis’ is probably Scandinavian in origin – the Swedish ‘hugga’ and the Icelandic ‘hoggva’, mean to cut or chop. The connections between Scotland and Scandinavia between the 9th and 15th centuries were especially strong, and it seems likely that haggis could have become established in Scotland during this period.
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Burns Night suppers are held around the world on or near the poet’s birthday, 25th January.
Typically the meal will include a traditional Haggis, Scotch Whiskey and readings of Burns’ poetry.
Robbie Burns famously wrote “Address to a Haggis” which names the Haggis as “Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!”
When he wrote his eight verses ‘Address to a Haggis’ Burns unwittingly elevated haggis from its humble origins to something so celebrated and iconic.
Why not celebrate Burns Night in style and order yoursel’ some fine Scottish Haggis in our online shop?