We have had a pie in the sky, slime in room and now the 1st at any time haggis has absent large earlier mentioned the Earth!
Scotland’s national dish is commonly eaten on Burns Night, which celebrates the Scottish poet Robert Burns, but this calendar year the pudding experienced a incredibly various practical experience.
As a substitute of becoming boiled and eaten it was connected to a weather conditions balloon and despatched up more than 20 miles (107,293ft) over the Earth!
That is just about 4 occasions as significant as Mount Everest.
Why was it introduced?
It was launched by a room education and learning and investigation organization known as Stratonauts and Simon Howie, the butcher who produced it.
He said: “After a calendar year like no other, we required to kick off 2021 by lifting the spirits of the general public.
“We hope that our room haggis offers everyone some considerably-essential cheer.”
The folks behind the uncommon start say it was to rejoice Burns Evening but also to encourage youthful folks to get into Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
They plan to do science workshops with area faculties when the pandemic is around.
How much did it travel?
Soon after having off from Dunning, it travelled over Stirling, Falkirk, Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills prior to landing safely in Lauder in the Borders.
The haggis was in the air for two several hours, 37 minutes and covered a length of 52 miles.
What transpired to it just after it landed?
Lewis Campbell, Stratonauts director, explained: “Right after achieving in excess of 107,000ft with views of at minimum 250 miles, the haggis then fell to Earth at nearly 200mph just before the parachute took over – which means it is also almost certainly the quickest haggis in the entire world way too.”
The haggis was gathered and taken back to in which it was made but just after its incredible journey it is now far too special to eat so it is staying held secure due to the fact it is the ‘first haggis in space’.