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Battle Of Culloden Commemorated In A Scotch Egg

by | 15th, July 2009

cullodenTO Culloden Battlefield, where visitors are asked not to picnic on the remains of fallen soldiers. So requests Alasdair MacNeill, a member of A Circle of Gentlemen, a society which marks the Jacobite cause.

The Circle of Gentleman sounds like a club our patron Old Mr Anorak would be a leading light of, were it not for his morbid dread of being in circles and the requisite holding of hands. Rename it the Rhombus of Gentlemen and you’ve got a new Queen Mary.

Says Mr MacNeill:

“A family of four and their two dogs were sprawled across a grave mound having a picnic. The father was leaning against the headstone eating a Scotch egg and smoking a cigarette.”

A Scotch egg, aka Instant Haggis. Says the BBC:

The circle member said he would not expect such behaviour to be acceptable at World War I battlefields such as Flanders or Ypres.

But it is prepared to be outraged…

File under: Putting the Picts in Pictnics.

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