Sekirk haggis hunters keep up tradition

While ongoing Covid-19 concerns ensured the annual Great Selkirk Haggis Hunt was once again greatly diminished, a small group of organisers kept the tradition going by marching up Selkirk Hill on Sunday.

By Kevin Janiak
Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 10:36 am
The hunters head up the Hill on Sunday. Photo: Grant Kinghorn (who also took the video, shown below).
The hunters head up the Hill on Sunday. Photo: Grant Kinghorn (who also took the video, shown below).

It’s an event run by regulars of the Town Arms pub that in normal times has seen upwards of 500 people attempting to catch their dinner, with kids armed with baggie nets and home-made bows and arrows.

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Organiser Davie Scott said: “It was a restricted hunt, but we were able to keep up the tradition. We were brought up to the hill by one of the fantastic Selkirk Trishaws, so the haggi never heard us coming. Tradition was also maintained as a Burgess (Matthew) addressed the haggis.”