It’s that time of year again when the famous Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, is celebrated not only in Scotland but across the globe. Born on January 25th 1759 into a poor hard-working farming family he made his mark in writing poetry, songs and music – a sort of Wordsworth of Scotland. In his short life (d.1796) he wrote over 500 poems and lyrics in both the Scottish Dialect and the King’s English - Ae Fond Kiss, A Man’s a Man for a’ that, To a Mouse, Tam O’ Shanter. His most famous song is Auld Lang Syne which has become the adopted song for bringing in the New Year worldwide. He is best known recitation is the Address to a Haggis which is an integral part of a Burns’ Night program. The much maligned haggis has become Scotland’s national dish served with chappit tatties and bashed neeps (mashed potatoes and rutabagas turnips) and a splash of Scotch.
The Scottish Grocer can supply your haggis for your Burns’ Nicht. Available in cans in Lamb, Sirloin Beef and Highland Beef or as a 4lb Presentation Sirloin Beef Haggis.