BECOMING a successful hunter of the haggis requires a range of skills that take years to master.
Each week we’ll unveil a tip that should bring you good fortune in your quest to track down this elusive beastie.
The haggis can hear only certain high pitched sounds with any clarity.
Previous hunters have been spotted whacking turnips with a mallet next to a haggis warren, or fobhríste, however this has been found to have little effect.
It should be noted however that even a light rustling can make these delicate creatures bolt.
By perverse coincidence, the sound the haggis is most sensitive to is that of plaid rubbing on underpants.
No-one knows why this should be. Perhaps this almost undetectable noise mimics exactly the sound of a golden eagle plummeting towards its target. Whatever the reason, the aim of a haggis hunter who sports underwear will never be true. Hence, the tradition that “true Scots” wear nothing under their kilt.
1st: Sheila Barnard, Scotland: One square foot of Glencoe Wood from Highland Titles
2nd: Donna Barrie, Scotland: A bottle of Whyte & Mackay whisky
3rd: William Johnston, United States: Scotsman Calendar
4th: Isabelle Jackson, England: Scotsman Calendar
5th: Frank Mawby, England: Scotsman Calendar
6th: Lola McKinlay, CA, United States: Scotsman Calendar
7th: Scott Rada, United States: Scotsman Calendar
8th: Hester McQueen, Scotland: Scotsman Calendar