In honour of Burns Night, a packet of haggis has been launched to the edge of space for the first time
Scots celebrate Burns Night on 25 January in celebration of the life and works of national poet Robert Burns.
Image:For the first time ever, a packet of haggis has been launched to the edge of space. Pic: Stratonauts/Simon HowieWhy you can trust Sky NewsIn honour of Burns Night, a packet of haggis has been launched to the edge of space for the first time.Scottish butcher Simon Howie worked with space education and research firm Stratonauts to launch the 454g haggis in Perth and Kinross this month.
The haggis was attached to a weather balloon and soared more than 20 miles (107,293ft) above the Earth - equivalent to nearly four times the height of Everest.Image:Haggis is a Scottish delicacyAfter taking off from the Simon Howie headquarters in Dunning, it travelled over Stirling, Falkirk, Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills before landing safely in Lauder in the Borders.
Mr Howie said he wanted to start the year by"lifting the spirits of the general public" and was thrilled to work with Stratonauts"to take Scotland's national dish to new heights".Advertisement"Burns Night is one of the most important dates on the food calendar for us and we wanted to mark the occasion by sending the UK's best-selling haggis, the original 454g, to the edge of space," he said. headtopics.com
Mr Howie said his company had worked hard to increase production in the run-up to Christmas and now Burns Night, which Scots celebrate on 25 January to mark the life and works of poet Robert Burns. Read more: Sky News »
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