Haggis is much associated with Burns Night on the 25th January; the annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. The First Burns Supper was organised by Robert’s friends after his death in 1796 and the tradition continues to this day, celebrated by many at Burns Supper where it may be served alongside “Neeps and Tatties”.
As much as this is an important day in Scottish history, haggis is in fact an ancient global dish that was first created by hunters thousands of years ago. When they returned with their kill, the hunters would cook the parts of the animals that needed using up first, mixing them with oats, onions and spices; thus haggis was created!
Our Butchery here at The Hollies sells Macsween Haggis all year round and it is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many dishes. Macsween is a third generation family firm who are passionate about making great tasting foods. They use the best ingredients and their family recipes that were created over 60 years ago! In 2013 their Haggis won a 3 Gold Star Great Taste award; the only haggis to ever receive this award!