The BIG Haggis Hunt

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  1. Robert Clark

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    Today we're heading off to Scotland on a new adventure - in search of the illusive Haggis

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    We're stopping off en-route, in Church Stretton to pick up my sister Sandra and her husband Neil, who some of you may have met at the Great Cornish Food Festival last year. We will then continue our journey north, our final destination being the Isle of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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    Harris and Lewis not only have great scenery, historic landmarks and great beaches, but also some great local food producers.
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    For the foodies, we will be trying to find the best local seafood, and in particular I'll be looking for my favorite tea time treat - Haggis!

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    Naturally we will looking to sample any local whisky that we may come across, (for medicinal purposes only).

    We've got just 14 days to pack in as much eating, sipping and sight seeing as we can.

    Its going to be tough, but we're up to the challenge.

    This trip is tinged with a little sadness with the passing of Eddie yesterday, so we will raise a glass (or two) and toast his memory - "To Absent Friends"

    Edit: If anyone has any tips for wild camping spots, places to visit, please let us know.
    Any advice is always greatly received

    Thank you !
     
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    there is a brand new distillery on Harris, not sure if they are set up for visitors yet, I will do some research

    Have a great trip, I will be up there myself week after next
     
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    Thanks David - we're already planning to stop overnight in their car park when we arrive in Tarbert. Mrs C wants to visit the Harris Tweed shop adjacent.
    We're also going to the distillery on the other side of the island - don't want to miss a drop!
     
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    Enjoy the haggis! I had some for tea three days ago and can still taste it.......
     
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    Oh no not another trip, you make me so jealous completely missed your last trip must search the threads and have a look.
    Hope you are going to track down a real Haggis in a sheep's stomach rather than a plastic bag.:)
     
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    The best Haggis is to hunt and shoot you're own you just need to know the rules ...

    They can only be hunted by men in kilts worn like a true Scotsman
    They are very shy and can only be seen at dawn or dusk
    They are only found 3/4 way up mountains
    Real haggis are easy to spot as they only run anti clockwise round the mountains as their right legs are shorter than their left

    I only these rules cos Allan learnt them from his Dad and Uncles when growing up in Glasgow. Funny despite all theIr trips he says he never saw one!
     
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    If their right legs are shorter than the left and they are going up the mountain they will run clockwise - anticlockwise to come down!

    I love haggis but I do worry about the so called "vegetarian haggis".

    Hoping to go north of the boarder next month.

    Dave
     
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    Even celebrity TV Chefs partake in the sport
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    Have a lovely trip smiley peeps :D
     
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    Enjoy your trip, mind the weather has turned cooler here today on the west coast. We'll be following you to the Western Isles in two weeks time, leave some haggis for me!
     
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    Is this not the close season for haggis, allowing them time to breed? But no matter, I am sure farmed haggis will be available.

    Have a good trip!
     
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    Greedy s*d - those are Haggilets and under age! I'm off to report him to the Haggipolis.......
     
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    Oh and for gods sake get some really good repellent as the midgies will be starting to appear especially with the recent warm weather up north.
    We were on the west coast on the Scottish Rally 1988 and stayed in the car with our crash helmets on whilst the guys worked on it in service they were so vicious!!
     
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    Have a great time, I really enjoy reading your posts, especially the foodie photos :)
     
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    Have a Fab trip @Robert Clark, looking forward to your updates.
     
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    now that is a challenge.. good luck ..

    best seafood is generally in the 'tallies' (Italian) fish'n'chip shops .. ;)
     
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    I've been busy this morning so missed your send off! And you've arrived! Have a lovely trip scenery and foodie pictures! Can't wait!
    Glad to hear Mrs C is in spending mode! ( a great range of handbags by Rowallan are in Scottish shops!!;))
     
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