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Haggis is traditionally served at Burns suppers which were started by Burns clubs to honour and celebrate the memory of Robert Burns. One custom of Burns suppers is to recite his famous Address To The Haggis, which can be found on the Robert Burns Page of this site
1 sheep's stomach bag
1 sheep's pluck - liver, lungs and heart
3 onions
250g beef Suet
150g oatmeal
salt and black pepper
a pinch of cayenne
150mls of stock/gravy

Clean the stomach bag thoroughly and soak overnight. In the morning turn it inside out

Wash the pluck and boil for 1.5 hours, ensuring the windpipe hangs over the pot allowing drainage of the impurities

Mince the heart and lungs and grate half the liver

Chop up the onions and suet

Warm the oatmeal in the oven

Mix all the above together and season with the salt and pepper. Then add the cayenne

Pour over enough of the pluck boiled water to make the mixture watery

Fill the bag with the mixture until it's half full

Press out the air and sew the bag up

Boil for 3 hours (you may need to prick the bag with a wee needle if it looks like blowing up!) without the lid on

Serve with neeps and tatties




Left over beef diced up
4 large potatoes partially boiled and sliced
1 thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoon of dripping from the cooked beef
A wee bit of beef stock
Salt and Pepper


1. Add a small piece of lard to a pot and gently cook the onions until soft. Add the beef (chicken/lamb can be used if prefered). Add salt and pepper

2. Cover with potato slices and cover with the stock depending on how moist you prefer the meal

3. Simmer on the hob for about an hour or cook in the oven at 190c for about 50 minutes

4. Serve piping hot with oatcakes & beetroot



350g rice
2 smoked haddocks (crumbled)
50g butter
salt and pepper
2 teaspoons of tomato ketchup
4 hard boiled egg
pinch of cayenne or 1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 small chopped onion
750mls chicken stock
1 bay leaf
300ml milk


1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion

2. Stir in the rice to coat it

3. Add the chicken stock and bay leaf and bring to the boil

4. Cook at 180c for 20 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the chicken stock. Poach the haddocks in the milk for 5 minutes whilst the rice is cooking

5. Break up the fish and add to the cooked rice along with the other ingredients

6. Add the cayenne/curry powder


Scottish Stew
1.1kg stewing steak cut into cubes
1 chopped onion
1000ml stock
700g potatoes cut into chunks
25g plain flour
75ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
450g carrots cut into chunks
2 leeks cut into chunks
1 swede cut into cubes
3 parsnips cut into cubes


1. Coat the steak with the flour, keeping any leftover flour

2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot

3. Add the steak and cook until brown then remove the steak and reduce the heat

4. Add the onion and slowly cook until the onion is tender. Add the remaining flour

5. Slowly stir in the stock, add the Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring until all the ingredients in the pot are blended together and the mixture gets thicker

6. Put the steak back into the pot, reduce the heat and simmer for about two and a half hours

7. Add the vegetables, stirring well and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the steak and vegetables are lovely and tender