Sunday, 22 January 2012

The haggis mouse

Bearing in mind this is a posting from a girl in the glens it will come of no surprise to glean that the mouse on the plate is in fact some haggis! We are of course heading towards the anniversary of our bard - Robert Burns - on 25th January. 

Last night I had my first Burns Supper of the season. Our church had their supper at Memus Hall - we dined well on Scotch Broth, haggis, neeps and tatties followed by trifle and shortbread. The entertainment was superb with reflections, readings, poems, highland dancing and singing. The teenagers from our local high school were very involved in all of this and it was great to see them all undertake their tasks and performances with such keenness and aptitude.

Two of the girls beautifully sang a duet of Burns' song 'Ae Fond Kiss'
Lovely words and lovely music. If you ever drop into any of our church services in Kirriemuir and the Glens you will hear this tune played every week. We sing our blessing at the end of the service to this music. 
I will end with the words now - sing along if you wish:-

May the God of peace go with you,
as you travel from this place,
may the love of Jesus keep you,
firm in hope and full of grace.


  1. That is the most adorable haggis mouse I've ever seen--and on a plate festooned with grain, no less!

    Burns Suppers are some of my favourite occasions. Poetry, music, haggis, neeps and tatties, shortbread and trifle...Och! What's not to love!

    1. Absolutely! Glad you liked the mouse!