Not-So "Ancient" Art of Haggis Hurling Debunked
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2004-01-30 22:39
Sunday Herald: The "sport" of haggis hurling has been revealed to have originated in the
1970s, according to reporter Liam McDougall.
"According to the rules, each competitor must rub peat on their hands and hurl
Scotland's national dish from the top of a half-barrel of Scotch whisky. The
length of the throw is always measured in feet and inches, and the haggis must
remain unburst on landing."
Such are the rules of the "ancient" sport popular at Highland gatherings
around the world, but Sunday Herald reporter Liam McDougall has traced
the origin of the sport back to a practical joke from the 1970s.
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