"Everything Douglas Bond writes is a fascinating read." Joel Belz, WORLD Magazine
Saturday, April 5, 2014
What must the origins be of a national dish that consists of chopped up sheep innards crammed in a sheep stomach with some oats? My theory is that with a history of a raiding and pillaging southern neighbor who would descend on the people and slaughter all their animals and spoil their grain in the muck, leaving behind scattered oats trampled in the mud--and gut piles. From these meager remains came HAGGIS! Perhaps this is the source of Scottish intestinal fortitude.
I enjoyed a wonderful dinner out with our dear friends the MacCallums at the Cochran Inn, a classic Scottish eatery, it's stones completely covered with vines.
Douglas Bond, author of more than 25 books, is husband of Cheryl, father of six, and grandfather of two. He is director of the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, a ruling elder in the PCA, a speaker at conferences, and a leader of Church history tours in Europe.