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- Concorde Haggis at East Fortune

Concorde Experience,
Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Concorde Haggis at East Fortune
The National Museum of Flight recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of Concorde's first commercial flight in 1976 when it transported a haggis from London to Bahrain.

The museum is located in East Fortune, East Lothian.

The museum's Concorde was the same plane that took the delicacy to help Bahrain's Scottish community to help celebrate Burns Night in style.

The museum marked the event by cooking up a special celebration with a local chef preparing a haggish which was piped aboard G-BOAA.

The 'Address to a Haggis' was duly performed, albeit with some alterations alluding to the special exhibit. Graphic on the right © National Museum Scotland.

Fair fa’ your honest sonsie face

Great Chieftain o’ the aircraft race

Aboon them a’ ye tak yer place

Comet, Spitfire, Jet

Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace

As lang’s yer neb

Steve McLean, General Manager, National Museum of Flight said: “Concorde was a real superstar of the skies and featured a unique combination of design and engineering excellence, glamour and celebrity appeal. While her wheels remain firmly on the ground these days, she is still an amazing sight."

The museum is currently undergoing a £3.6 million restoration and redevelopment of two Second World War hangars, which will open on Good Friday. That day will also feature the unveiling of a further £80,000 investment in the "Concorde Experience" exhibition.

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Tam O'Ranter
January 2016

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