Haggis Address: Did you know 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the birth of our Nations Bard, Robert Burns? One of his most famous works was The Address to a Haggis. This is a poem written about Scotland’s national dish: The Haggis. Described as the ‘Great Chieftain of the Puddin Race’.
What is the Haggis?
For the uninitiated, Haggis is a massive sausage. It varies in size from a small football, to giant Chieftain Haggis which can be as long as your arm.
Roddy performs a lively theatrical recitation of The Address to the Haggis as during dinner entertainment, usually before the haggis course is served. The poem lasts about 7 minutes and is a great spectacle for any genuine Scottish banquet.
Usually the haggis procession is led by the piper, followed by the chef with a whisky bearer as well. Often a VIP guest can join this show and present drams to the piper and chef and join them in the Toast to the Haggis.
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