"The Haggis Feast," Alexander Fraser (1786-1860)
This painting depicts the poet Robert Burns with his wife and four of their children gathered around a table upon which a Haggis is prominently placed.
With the Burns family at the table are their friends Douglas Graham seated opposite, Gavin Hamilton, owner of Mossgeil Farm, seated on the right and Mr & Mrs Cunningham.
The haggis has been piped in and presented.
"O what a glorious site, Warm-reekin, rich!"
After you've admired it a bit and had your fill, select from one of the many Scottish Country Dances honoring its place in the evening.
Also, there are a few hidden haggis on this page. Can you find ALL FOUR OF them? Move your cursor over the one below for a peek at the real animal. Then hunt for more like it.
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