• The Northumberland Grinner, just one of the characters from The Concise Field Guide to the Haggis of Scotland. To read more about the character simply click add to cart to purchase the book.

Truly an outrageously flamboyant haggis, with its red and yellow silken locks it almost defies fashion but not quite. This is the show off of the haggis world, so much so that the hunters of Northumberland used to use mirrors to trap them. The Grinner would stop to admire itself and “fix” its hair and a small hidden trigger would drop a cage on the unsuspecting beast.

Mirror hunting was eventually outlawed in 1926 due to the declining numbers of Grinners and hunt free reserves were set up in the hope the Grinner numbers increased.

Today thankfully, there is a healthy population with an annual count taken and a strictly enforced quota limit for licensed hunters.


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The Northumberland Grinner, just one of the characters from The Concise Field Guide to the Haggis of Scotland. To read more about the character simply click add to cart to purchase the book.

  • Product Code: The Northumberland Grinner
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  • £12.99