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Watch: Simon Howie butcher launches first ever haggis into space

Posted On: 25 Feb 2021   |   Posted By: Scotsman

To mark one of Scotland's favourite celebrations, Simon Howie has released special footage of the flight, which shows the haggis reaching the edge of space and soaring over 20 miles above the Earth.
That's equivalent to nearly four times the height of Everest, or 3.5 times higher than a jumbo jet flies.
In a bid to share the spirit of Scotland far and wide, the Original 454g Simon Howie Haggis took to the skies on a clear winter's day, taking off from Simon Howie HQ in Dunning before travelling over Stirling, Falkirk, Edinburgh, and the Pentland Hills before its safe landing in Lauder.
Visibility on the day was so good that at altitude, you can see at least as far as 250 miles away and at parts make out Dundee, St Andrews, Stirling, Glasgow, Stranraer, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and all the way down to Blackpool, Manchester, and Liverpool.
As millions of families across the UK prepare to celebrate Burns Night, the ‘space haggis' has been safely transported back to the company's...

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