Word of the Week: “neeps” and “tatties”

Traditionally, neeps and tatties are served up with haggis
during the Scottish celebration of Burns Night on 25th January.
And usually followed up with a dram of whisky… or two!

But what are “neeps” and “tatties”?

Tatties is a Scottish word for potatoes, and neeps are turnips.

There is a short video on How to Organise a Burns Supper
by the National Trust for Scotland.

If you’d like to listen to recordings of Robbie Burns’ poetry,
there is a good collection on the BBC website.


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