Flying Haggis RallyFlying Haggis Rally held in Tigh na Bruach in Argyll and Bute (some 50 miles north of Glasgow) ran for three years and well annoyed the locals.
I was the Secretary and my Hubby was one of the founder members - we were the Balloch Bears MCC. Met on a Wednesday at the Balloch Hotel and rode around the west coast of Scotland.
I designed the badge! We made the news as we took over the Dunoon ferry for a whole weekend on the second rally and emptied the three local villages of beer!
We put on a bus transfer to the town and had a great ceilidh night (that's Scottish drunken dancing for you foreigners), usual dizzy sticks, dancing and fun.
We had great fun with our new found friends from Ireland who rewrote the highway code and managed to get eight over on three bikes - they even chatted up the local plod.
Had CBX 1000 then - now Triumph Tiger 955 (many in between)
Still both biking but tour about now. Not done a rally in years but ... who knows?
- Les and Alex
I was one of the original members. I designed the T‑shirts and flag. Attended 1st Flying Haggis on a windy mountain!
My husband Chas and I ran the last couple of Flying Haggis rallies. We have many happy memories of the Haggis Rally, in fact some of the people that we met at the Haggis Rally back then, we are still in contact with them, and we still do many rallies.
- Louise Morris
Sounds like a reunion is in the offing.
I was the Scottish Regional Rep for MAG UK and was a Balloch Bear when Chas and Alan and co were there.
- Gary Hough
I was in the Balloch Bears. I rode a variety of East European two strokes and a 650 Katana.
- Derek Haggerty
I used to be a member of the Bears too! Nice pics Haggis! Brings back some hazy memories.
- Brian Rennie
Just looking at some of the pics - my god, everyone was as ugly as I remember them.
- Daz Carroll
Did all three of the Flying Haggis rallies, had a brilliant time at all of them, well worth the ride up from north wales.
- Lee Chimes (Dude)