Even Rabbie Burns has to move with the times, so we’re grateful to our care home in Broughty Ferry, Balhousie Moyness, for coming up with this Address to a Vegetarian Haggis.

Huge thanks to David Wynne, son-in-law of Moyness Activities Coordinator Bert, for putting the verse together.


Address to a Vegetarian Haggis

Wee brother o’ the puddin’ king

Whase praises Rabbie Burns did sing,

Relief an’ joy tae us ye bring,

That eat nae meat!

For us ye are the verra thing,

A rich rare treat!


Devourers o, the spud an’ neep

Whase heart at offal disnae leap,

Whase flesh sheep’s stomachs mak tae creep,

Need na be edgy:

For you, nae need tae kill a sheep;

For why? – Ye’re veggie!


We see your innards noo revealed

Whaur Scotland’s fertile acres yield

Carrots an’ onions frae the field,

Mushrooms an’ oats!

Wi’ richt guid-will the fork we’ll wield

An’ stuff our throats!

David Wynne