Address to the Haggis

Addressing the Haggis on Burn’s Night 2019

I was recently invited to deliver the Selkirk Grace and the address to Lord Haggis on Burn’s Night, and to present an essay entitled “Dux Magnus Gentis Veteris Saginati”. This paper described the life cycle of the haggis, an ancient creature that inhabits mountainous regions of the world, particularly Scotland. The paper was well received by the guests, many of whom wore clan tartans and enjoyed an excellent dinner of cock-a-leekie followed by a small dish of haggis with tattie-an’-neeps – and a wee dram, of course.