WHAT IS HAGGIS?
Haggis (a savoury pudding concoction) will be piped in and special Scottish refreshments will be
served. Haggis was hailed as the national dish of Scotland after a poem by Robert Burns in 1787.
ADDRESS TO HAGGIS Interpretation:
Fair fa’ your honest sonsie face, Fa' = Fall,
Sonsie = Jolly/cheerful
Great chieftain o’ the pudding race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, aboon = above
Painch, trip or thairm: painch = paunch/stomach
thairm = intestine
Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace wordy = worthy
As lang’s my arm
The Kirking of the Tartans is an old Scottish Highland custom literally meaning “Churching” of the Tartans. The tartan is a fabric woven according to a certain thread-count design. The clear, distinctive cross-line patterns represent specific clans (families), regions, and regiments. They are popularly known as Scottish plaids.