Burns Night – Flat Caps and Haggis at Bishops

Pictured...Bishops the Butchers Owner Patrick Millward and staff Nick, Brian and Chris

Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland and around the world on or around January 25th.

It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25th, 1759.

There’s plenty of traditional Burns night suppers to be enjoyed , with restaurants and supperclubs hosting special one-offs across the country with haggis, whisky and everything in between.

In Uckfield, Bishop’s the Butchers have their very own homemade haggis and Macsweens haggis.

Along with some special treats for this special weekend. (not the flat hats !!! in picture)

Owner Patrick Millward and staff Nick, Brian and Chris are shown with the Haggis, which is a type of pudding composed of the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep (or other animal), minced and mixed with beef or mutton suet and oatmeal and seasoned with onion, cayenne pepper, and other spices.

Many people and organizations hold a Burns supper on or around Burns Night. These may be informal or formal.

Formal events include toasts and readings of pieces written by Robert Burns. Ceremonies during a Burns Night supper vary according to the group organizing the event and the location.At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.

 

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)