One-ton haggis crowned world’s largest
Hall’s of Scotland has officially reclaimed the world’s largest haggis title, which it won in 1978, and the record has been verified by the Guinness Book of Records.
The humongous haggis, which weighs 2,227lb or 1.01 ton, was unveiled at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. The new Guinness World Record’s Largest Haggis measures more than 2.5 metres in length and a metre in both height and width, and was made at Hall’s premises in North Berwick before being lugged through the streets of Edinburgh in a bespoke truck to the Ingliston showground. The bulging beast almost doubled the previous record of 1,234lb, set in 2009.
Wayne Godfrey, CEO of Browns Food Group, which owns Hall’s, said: “2014 is the Official Year of the Haggis, so we thought this was the perfect occasion to reclaim the Guinness World Record title that was first held by Hall’s over 30 years ago. We knew we were aiming for a very ambitious size and weight, so everyone at Hall’s is thrilled we pulled it off, reclaiming the title – and beating the previous record by such a significant amount.
“Hall’s is a Scottish company that has been around for generations, so we naturally want to do Scotland proud – by making history and setting a Guinness World Record title a nation could be part of, as we also sold individual portions. Proceeds will go towards Macmillan Cancer Care, as well as selected Scottish children’s charities, meaning the legacy of the haggis will live on through donations, with long-lasting benefits in local communities.”
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