How to hunt the haggis
It is easy to hunt the haggis. Simply browse through our ten haggis-cams located in various parts of our beautiful country.
If you see a haggis, click on the "I saw a haggis" link displayed under the cam.
This generates a letter to our ghillie, Farquhar Farquharson, who will then check the time and place of your sighting. If it’s genuine he will enter your details into our prize draw. If you saw a golden haggis your sighting will be entered into our grand prize draw.
The cams have been placed on well known haggis trails so expect a lot of sightings. Last Season there were over 500,000 claimed encounters - we expect more this season.
The hunt begins at 12 noon on St Andrew’s Day, 30 November. The hunt ends at 3pm on Burns’ Night, 25 January.
The Common Haggis
This little fella could be described as the 'Common' Haggis though as every Scot knows, they are not a common sight. Their coat is the colour of dry mountain heather and thus can be found mainly in the uplands of Scotland. This specimen is a male, we can deduce this from the animal's slightly smaller head and long sharp claws. They can grow to anything between 12 - 35cm (4 - 14 inches).
The Female of the Species
This is the female of the species. We can tell by her less dangerous looking claws and longer body. However, what she lacks in weapons she more than makes up for in ferocity and strength. In fact, a female haggis defending her eggs can drive off an adult vole, fully a third of her size. Here, she is balancing on her hind legs to enable her to see above the grass and heather.
The Golden Haggis
The fabled Golden Haggis (Marag fabulosus aurelius). The hunter who spots this very rare type of Haggis is lucky indeed. Scottish folklore speaks of untold riches and good fortune for whoever spots this beast. No-one knows where the Golden Haggis comes from. Scientists disagree over whether it is a separate species or just an albino. Whimsical tradition has it that “the wee folk” paint one haggis in every hundred and use them as steeds during the celebrations for the birthday of the Faerie King.
Either way, if you spot one, haggishunt.com may reward you handsomely. But you will have to keep your eyes peeled: the Golden Haggis's long hind legs and aerodynamic body make it a swift and stealthy animal.
The Cooked state
This is a haggis in its cooked state. You're not likely to see it in the wild like this. You can purchase the HaggisHunt.com recommended Traditional Scotch Haggis in a tin, made with the finest ingredients. Made from Stahly Quality Foods' highly acclaimed, award-winning recipe, which dates back three generations.
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