26 JUNE 1936, Page 21


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]

Sin,—A distinguished Turk who has just visited our display of Scottish foodstuffs at British Industries House exclaimed " But we have this in Turkey ! " when he saw the hot haggis which we are offering everybody twice a day for the next month.

It is disturbing to think that the haggis, for so long regarded as the great national dish of Scotland, may not be of Scottish origin after all. True, the Greeks had a haggis of their own (it is mentioned by Aristophanes), and there are rumours of the appearance of a delicacy akin to it in other parts of the world.

Has any reader of The Spectator eaten haggis abroad ? I need not say that we shall be happy to offer a portion of • it here, to such as have not met it yet, at 11.30 in the morning and 3.30 in the afternoon (Saturdays excepted) until July lath.

London Manager.

Scottish National Development Council,

British Industries House, Marble Arch, W. 1.