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Haggis buying guide

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Haggis buying guide Haggis consumption peaks at the end of January with the Burns Night celebrations on 25 January. If you have never tried this Scottish delicacy there is a good range available (Fortnum and Mason even sell a canned version) and it actually pretty good - see our Haggis Guide for more information.

Sassenachs (the English) and exiles will probably have to use mail order or rely on the ever popular Macsweens. They supply many independent retailers, London Food Halls and Waitrose.

M&S sell Haggis in two sizes for either 2/3 or 5/6 people.

As well as selling a lot of Haggis from his shop and websiteSimon Howie produces a well packaged Haggis for Sainsburies (which is widely stocked).

The winners of the 2005 Scottish Haggis championship was James Pirie & Son.

Other winners were:

North Champion - Bruce of the Broch, 22 Broad Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 5AH 01346 518606,

Central Champion - J & H Cairns, 4/6 Station Road, Law, Lanarkshire ML8 5JA 01698 350738,

South East Champion - Prentice Butcher, 4 Golden Square, Duns, Borders TD11 3HU 01361 883260 and

South West Champion - T H Carson, The Cross, Mill Street, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4HE 01556 610384

Other good mail order suppliers are Crombies of Edinburgh, Findlays of Portobello Meat (also based in Edinburgh), Donald Russell (mail order experts and suppliers of a Pudding Pack containing Haggis, Black and White Puddings), Ramsey of Carluke and Andrew Gillespie (2005 Reserve Champion).

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