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Report on Haggis Production

TV News report on Haggis production in 1973

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A lighthearted news report from an English reporter interviewing Murray Ward, Managing Director of the haggis factory. The report discusses how the factory is meeting demand for Burns Night and whether there has been a good 'crop' of haggis that year. Shots include female workers in the factory stuffing the haggis; interview with Murray Ward by the reporter, finishing with the female workers singing 'Auld Lang Syne' as they prepare the haggis.

Questions & Activities


  • What is haggis and what is it made from?
  • Why is Scotland famous for haggis?
  • What is the significance of the haggis on Burns Night?
  • Why was the haggis described as a crop?
  • What are the women doing in the clip?
  • What vegetables are traditionally served with haggis?


Media Studies / Art and Design: Design an advertising campaign for haggis.

Music / English: Research Robert Burns 'Address to the Haggis'. Write your own address to the haggis to the tune of Auld Langs Syne.

Food / Health and Wellbeing: Make a recipe book of Scottish foods.

Business: Research who makes Haggis - where are these companies located.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-002-567-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of Scottish Television
Project Ref T1145
Date 1973 (tv news)
Genre TV News
School Subject Media Studies, English, Art and Design, Music, Health and Wellbeing
Subject Matter Food
Who Scottish Television (producer)
Where Glasgow
Event Food production
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 2:27
Film Length 02:27