Selkirk Haggis Hunt

Every year, on the Sunday before Burns’ Night, the good folk of Selkirk go out hunting the wee beasties on Selkirk Hill. The whole family takes part, from babies to grannies, with over 200 regularly turning out.
Last year the hill was snow-covered, which was good news for the rare albino haggis, which found it much easier to escape detection.
Weapons are strictly limited to nets, home-made bows and arrows, cricket bats and sticks.  Once caught, the Chieftain of the Pudding Race is piped round the Chinese Hut , after which the company enjoys a taste of pre-cooked haggis and a wee dram.
See the picture gallery for photos from last year. http://www.borderscroft.co.uk/gallery/selkirk-haggis-hunt/

 

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