Don’t avoid haggis
Haggis is probably the most famous dish that Scotland boasts, up there with the likes of the deep-fried mars bar, and irn bru. It’s a kind of savoury pudding, made mostly with sheep meat, oatmeal and lots of pepper and other spices. Try not to focus on the ingredients too much, since this is what most nay-sayers find “gross” about it. Aside from the haggis itself you’ll usually also get neeps and tatties (mashed turnip and mashed potatoes), and it is often included in a Full Scottish Breakfast. Not only will trying it win you points with locals, but it’s actually really very tasty, and you probably won’t find much else like it on your travels. So, you might as well give it a go! If the ingredients are putting you off, vegetarian haggis also comes highly recommended. If you’re even more reluctant, haggis crisps are also a thing, and might ease you in to this delightful flavour!