We have included a few of the photographs which we have showing how far travelled our haggis has become. The walls of our office are lined with many of the postcards which ‘Blashers’ sends from these remote spots with up-dates of the Society’s good work.
The central image of ‘McBlashers with haggis’ (above) is accompanied by a handwritten message to Ken Stahly:
(Left) Anne Scott serving Stahly haggis from a leaf-lined salver to an Indian tribe on the Kota Mama 1 expedition. Paraguay. September 1999.
(Right) Colonel John Blashford-Snell in Nepal during The Giant Elephant Quest Expedition. This originally began in 1992, with several return journeys over the following ten years.
Appropriately, considering his companion in the photo,
Expeditions with the Scientific Exploration Society range from two weeks to three months, with team sizes of 12-30 people aged 18-70+ years.
(Right) Scotsman, Brian Walker recites an Ode to the Haggis as Col. John Blashford-Snell prepares to serve it. Ecuador, South America – August 2008.
(Right) Nagaland, India in December 2001.
(Right) McBlashers with haggis – Col. John Blashford-Snell enjoys his honorary Scotsmanship. Kota Mama II in August 2005.
Having just got back from Colombia Wiwa Expedition with Col. JBS I’d like to say a huge thanks you for the splendid Haggis, we’d really had enough of sardines and tuna and rapidly scoffed the lot, even the Colombians enjoyed it. I’d also done the Peru expedition in 2014 and again it was well received.
Hope JBS sends the wonderful photos of Col. Tom addressing the Haggis and stabbing it with a HUGE knife. Well done on a splendid product!
Read about Colonel John Blashford-Snell’s 2015 Costa Rica Expedition to the Osa Peninsula, Sea Turtles, bridge construction, health care, improvised banana leaf umbrellas and a Burns Supper with Stahly Haggis with the Carate people. Costa Rica photos.
In July 2011, Colonel John Blashford-Snell led a 16 day expedition to the remote southern Gobi Desert in Mongolia, including several days travel on Bactrian camels. Read more about the Gobi expedition on our News page.
Colonel John Blashford-Snell first contacted Stahly Quality Foods not long after the business was established in 1994. Over the years, we have supplied haggis and other products for his Scientific Exploration Society trips and, in return, we have a wall full of postcards from all around the world including some of the remotest parts of the world.