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January 4, 2016 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Farm Shop haggis for Burns Night

Handmade Shropshire haggis, from Apley Farm Shop's butcher

Handmade Shropshire haggis, from Apley Farm Shop’s butcher

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Address to a Haggis

Celebrate Burns Night this year with a handmade Shropshire haggis made by Apley Farm Shop’s butchers, £9.95 per kg sold in approx. 1 lb packs which will therefore be approx. £4.52 each.

Handmade Shropshire haggis is now for sale (until 25 January, 5:30pm) on the Apley butcher counter. Whisky & Scottish themed shortbread tins are also for sale to accompany it. Traditional haggis, mashed potatoes & mashed turnips (neeps) will be Dish of the Week in the Creamery Café 25th – 31st January for £8.95.

If interested, here’s a bit about Burns Night. It “commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. Burns’ best known work is “Auld Lang Syne”. Many people and organizations hold a Burns’ supper on or around Burns’ Night (Mon 25th Jan this year). The night includes toasts and readings of pieces written by Robert Burns. The evening centres on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage prepared in a sheep’s stomach) on a large platter to the sound of a piper playing bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the “Address to a Haggis”. This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish dish. At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins”. Source.

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