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Haggis amnesty in return for meal

Man holding haggis
Passengers are being urged to handover their haggis

Passengers to Edinburgh Airport are to be given a free meal if they participate in a haggis amnesty.

Most visitors to Scotland are unaware of the restrictions on exporting meat home and could have haggis taken off them when they arrive in their country.

Now they will be able to swap their haggis contraband for a real taste of Scotland as they hand in their haggis before check-in.

The amnesty runs over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Hilton Edinburgh Airport is giving holidaymakers and business people the opportunity to swap their uncooked haggis for a traditional Burns Supper of haggis, neeps and tatties with a 'wee dram' of whisky.

Travellers are being asked to present their airline tickets or proof of travel plus haggis to staff to redeem their haggis amnesty deal at Hilton Edinburgh Airport's restaurant.

Hilton Edinburgh Airport runs a shuttle bus service from the airport to the hotel between flights.

Michael Squire, general manager at the Hilton Edinburgh Airport, said: "Haggis is an icon in Scotland, and we want to allow everyone visiting the country to have had the chance to sample the Bard's namesake dish for Burns night."

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