Robert Burns likes a haggis and a Sgian Dubh

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It’s Burn’s Night, so it is time to celebrate a true Scottish poet, alcoholic and womaniser a.k.a. Robert Burns.    For many this will mean tucking into a haggis, and sipping some whiskey.  However, one must remember the only way to serve a haggis is by cutting it open with a traditional sgian dubh.

The Sgian Dubh (Gaelic for Black Knife) was originally a concealed weapon, tucked into a Scotsman sock, but it has become tradition to keep the top of it viewable to show the wearer is amongst friends. However, the law in the UK is a little challenging, with the police educated to show ‘common sense’ if someone is wearing one.  For more info read here.

We at Maketh-The-Man salute Mr Burns, so be standing my fellow ladies and gentleman and a toast to our national hero…..  Slàinte! (slanj’-uh; often shortened to just slanj)

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