The Kirking O' the Tartans for 2019 took place on Sunday, November 17.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not celebrate the Kirking this year.


  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.