The BIG Haggis Hunt

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Robert Clark, May 13, 2016.

  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,937
    Likes Received:
    11,296
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Today we're heading off to Scotland on a new adventure - in search of the illusive Haggis

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    Harris and Lewis not only have great scenery, historic landmarks and great beaches, but also some great local food producers.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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!

    [​IMG]

    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 !
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2016
    • Like Like x 12
  2. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,799
    Likes Received:
    13,442
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    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
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,799
    Likes Received:
    13,442
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,937
    Likes Received:
    11,296
    Location:
    East Sussex
    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!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. BobtheBass

    BobtheBass Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    1,773
    Location:
    Tewkesbury
    Enjoy the haggis! I had some for tea three days ago and can still taste it.......
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  6. Borderland

    Borderland Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2014
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    2,473
    Location:
    Borders
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,937
    Likes Received:
    11,296
    Location:
    East Sussex
  8. Lenny HB

    Lenny HB Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,031
    Likes Received:
    6,045
    Location:
    West Sussex
    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.:)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Allan & Loren

    Allan & Loren Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Location:
    Leyland, Lancashire
    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!
     
    • Funny Funny x 6
    • Like Like x 4
  10. Doctor Dave

    Doctor Dave Funster

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    538
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    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
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,937
    Likes Received:
    11,296
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Even celebrity TV Chefs partake in the sport
    image.jpeg
     
    • Funny Funny x 7
    • Like Like x 1
  12. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    14,484
    Likes Received:
    23,810
    Location:
    South East Kent
    Have a lovely trip smiley peeps :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  13. WillH

    WillH Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    Location:
    SW Scotland
    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!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,752
    Likes Received:
    11,954
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    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!
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. BMStewart2004

    BMStewart2004 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2014
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    225
    Location:
    Putney, earning English money...
    Greedy s*d - those are Haggilets and under age! I'm off to report him to the Haggipolis.......
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  16. BMStewart2004

    BMStewart2004 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2014
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    225
    Location:
    Putney, earning English money...
    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!!
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  17. The Happy Hooker

    The Happy Hooker Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2015
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2,694
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Have a great time, I really enjoy reading your posts, especially the foodie photos :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. rosierose

    rosierose Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,106
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Location:
    oop North
    Have a Fab trip @Robert Clark, looking forward to your updates.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,601
    Location:
    .
    now that is a challenge.. good luck ..

    best seafood is generally in the 'tallies' (Italian) fish'n'chip shops .. ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,093
    Likes Received:
    14,880
    Location:
    Sheffield
    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!!;))
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
Loading...

Share This Page