- Haggis in hand luggage?
I have been told that I am organising a Burns night celebration in Switzerland next week because I am English and it is traditional. Now being English, not Scottish I have no idea what is expected on Burns night.
So far I have found a bar with a friendly bar man and lots of Whiskey/Whisky. I reckon a couple of haggis should be added to the mix.
Can you travel through airport security with 2 live haggis in your luggage?Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
And a lot of practice at reciting the addresas. I was going to do it once but realised that there was no way I could make any attempt at the address in my accent. A translation might be handy
Address to a Haggis
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm :
Weel are ye wordy o'a grace
As lang's my arm.
The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o'need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.
His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Then, horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
Deil tak the hindmost! on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
Is there that owre his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad make her spew
Wi' perfect sconner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?
Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as wither'd rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash;
His nieve a nit;
Thro' bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!
But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll mak it whissle;
An' legs an' arms, an' heads will sned,
Like taps o' thrissle.
Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,Posted 8 years ago
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer
Gie her a haggis!epicycloSubscriber
Just wear it under your kilt when you go through the airport scanners.
They'll just assume you're another well-endowed Scotsman. 🙂
BTW is the purpose of the new see through scanners to check if gentlemen have had certain bits removed, thus making them likely to belong to the exploding persons category?Posted 8 years ago
B) Meat and edible by-products obtained by slaughtering animals in group A, salted (preserved), dried or smoked;
Meat and edible by-products obtained by slaughtering all types of domestic poultry;
Sausages and similar products made from meat, edible by-products obtained by slaughtering or from blood;
Prepared meat products3) and tinned meat products from animals in group A and domestic poultry.
maximum 3.5 kg2)
13.-2)Posted 8 years agojadMember
Oh what a sleekit horrible beastie
Lurks in yer belly efter the feastie
Just as ye sit doon among yer kin
There sterts to stir an enormous wind.
The neeps and tatties and mushy peas
Stert workin like a gentle breeze
But soon the puddin wi the sauncie face
Will have ye blawin’ all ower the place.
Nae matter whit the hell ye dae
A’bodys gonnae have tae pay
Even if ye try to stifle,
It’s like a bullet oot a rifle.
Hawd yer bum tight tae the chair
Tae try and stop the leakin air
Shift yersel frae cheek tae cheek
Prae tae God it doesnae reek.
But aw yer efforts go assunder
Oot it comes like a clap a thunder
Ricochets aroon the room
Michty me, a sonic boom!
God almighty it fairly reeks;
Hope I huvnae shit ma breeks
Tae the bog I better scurry
Aw whit the hell, its no ma worry.
A’body roon aboot me chokin,
Wan or two are nearly bokin
I’ll feel better for a while
Cannae help but raise a smile.
Wis him! I shout with accusin glower,
Alas too late, he’s just keeled ower
Ye dirty bugger they shout and stare
I dinnae feel welcome any mair.
Where ere ye go let yer wind gan freePosted 8 years ago
Sounds like just the job fur me
Whit a fuss at Rabbie's perty
Ower the sake o won wee ferty.big_scot_nannySubscriber
As a Scot living in Schweiz, we rely on friends and family to bring essential stuff in for us: haggis, irn bru, sausages, Aulds mince pies (oooh fooking nora I miss aulds mince pies. hhhmmmmmm cheap, spicy, fatty mutton… ggrugle) 😆
no problems bringing it in. Although we were not sure initially, so my brother in law put a huge haggis in his checked back, but in a rush of blood to the head he wrapped it in massess of tinfoil and 3 dish towels. **** knows what that must've looked like coming through the scanner. 😀
If you are struggling for something, and are in either Basel or Luzern, give me a bell and we can either give you sommat from the freezer or put you in touch with a great butcher in Luzern who makes Haggis. The best I have ever had BTW. Made in Luzern, by a Malaysian butcher, who once worked in Inverness. Aparently it was all down to meticulous husbandry and herd management of the native Haggi. It is little known that there are very efficiently managed colonies of Haagi in the Jura mountains and also rarely in the Valais.
have a great night!
KevPosted 8 years agoV8_shin_printMember
You've got to love this place.
I'm in a similar predicament, I need to get a haggis to Sussex this weekend for the groom's breakfast and was wondering if I can take it in hand luggage. Faced with this puzzle I duly fired up and google and entered "haggis through airport security" and result NUMBER ONE lead me back home to STW!! stunning.
So now, I need to know – did the haggis clear outbound security?Posted 8 years ago
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