Unidentified haggis causes security meltdown in Scottish railway station
British Transport Police were called to a train station in Inverness Scotland, after worried railway staff identified a model haggis dressed in a tartan kilt as a possible security threat, reported the Metro.
The unaccompanied papier-mâché haggis was put on a train at Kirkcaldy in Fife from where it travelled for over three hours and across 114 miles to its final destination.
The haggis, believed to have been part of a student art project, caused a major security breach when it arrived in Inverness later that day. The 4ft tall haggis, sporting a pink kilt and ‘honest sonsie face’, was discovered by shocked passengers in a luggage compartment on the train before the alarm was raised. Staff failed to see the funny side of the stunt and called in BTP officials who were waiting for the package when it arrived.
Officers promptly escorted the problematic mock-up savoury pud, which read “this haggis needs friends”, off the premises.
The joke may have something to do with the annual Scottish celebration Burns Night which took place on Wednesday, an event which haggis is traditionally associated with, the report said. daily times monitor