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Haggis causes airport scare

Haggis causes airport scare
24 Jan 2014

A passenger found the funny side after security staff at Birmingham Airport mistook the haggis in his hand luggage for a plastic explosive. 

Poet Ian Blake was catching a cheap flight to Dublin to see a friend to whom he intended to give the Scottish delicacy as a gift. 

'They took out the haggis and started examining it,' Mr Blake recalled. 'I don't think it was the plastic wrapping that was suspect, I think it was the actual consistency or denseness of our national dish.'

Thousands of haggises - made using a sheep's stomach - will be eaten on Saturday (25 January) in celebration of Burns Night. 

Those keen to sample the rich dish served with a dram of whisky should get a flight to Scotland to experience this marvellous evening in its true form, which includes readings of Burns' poems and the playing of the bagpipes. ADNFCR-408-ID-801686224-ADNFCR

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