Not-So "Ancient" Art of Haggis Hurling Debunked

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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