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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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14. What a load of haggis

To Scotland – by my calculation, the fiftieth country I have visited. Many of my US readers will not have been there, but most will have mental images of all that wonderful Scottish stuff – kilts, St. Andrews golf course, malt whisky, the Highlands and Mel Gibson. I fell in love with the place twenty-five years ago when my wife and I had a bed-and-breakfast touring holiday in the Western Isles. We were introduced to a concept called ‘high tea’, and I put on about forty pounds in ten days.

In the winter, it’s a bit of an effort for an ex-Florida dweller like me to brave the climate and go there – but I was determined so to do. The event was to celebrate the winners of a bunch of prestigious corporate training awards, ...

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