Frequently Asked Questions

Scotland's national dish provokes huge curiosity. We're here to answer your questions and help you choose the tastiest haggis available.


What is haggis?

Traditional haggis is basically like an oaty, spicy mince and a great source of iron, fibre and carbohydrate with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.  Vegetarian haggis is a combination of healthy fresh vegetables, mushrooms, pulses, oats, onions and seeds. It is approved by the vegetarian society and is suitable for vegans, but is loved by meat-eaters too.


How will my haggis be packaged for delivery?

Macsween haggis is a fresh product and your order will be carefully hand-packed in in thermal packaging with gel ice packs to protect its unique taste.


Why is delivery only available between Monday and Friday?

Macsween haggis is never sent out over the weekend, just in case there is an unnecessary delay which could jeopardy the product’s freshness.


Where do we deliver?

Due to restrictions beyond our control, we no longer offer international delivery. UK and Islands Delivery Only.


Is next day delivery available?

If you’d like haggis delivered the next working day, please remember to order before 1pm Monday to Thursday. Read more on our Delivery Information page.

Can you book a haggis delivery date today for a future event?

For a large Burns Supper for example? Yes of course, You can buy haggis online then book your delivery date today up to 6 months in advance. Be warned January dates fill up quickly!

Take a look at our haggis range, and please get in touch if you have any questions.


What’s on a Burns Night menu?

A traditional Burns Supper starts with soup, often a Scottish broth. The haggis is then served with turnips and potatoes – known as neeps and tatties if you're a true Scot. The haggis, typically carried on a silver salver, is also piped in by the diners with a standing slow clap.

It is the "Great chieftain o the puddin’-race" according to the “Address to the haggis”. During the Address (also written by Burns) the speaker draws a knife and at the line “An’ cut you up wi’ ready slicht”, cuts the dish open. Once all the fanfare is over, the guests toast the haggis and tuck in.


How much haggis do I need for my Burns Night event?

If you are holding a traditional Burns Night event, begin by ordering a Macsween Chieftain Haggis which services 16 and can be piped in as part of the Address, and then traditional haggis catering packs and vegetarian catering haggis packs for the remainder of your guests.  Each pack serves 7 guests.

Why Macsween Haggis?

Macsween has a special richness of flavour and regularly receives awards for their haggis.

More about Macsween's awards