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.
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