Every cloud has a silver lining: US President-elect Donald Trump may be the current Holyrood hate-figure. But there may be good news at last for Scotland’s food exporters hoping for an end to the US ban on haggis: the import ban may be lifted – and haggis may appear on the White House menu – courtesy of Trump. 

Scots have been battling the import ban since 1971, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruled that “livestock lungs shall not be saved for use as human food.”

But haggis-makers have been cheered by news that the Scottish government has reached a “significant milestone” in negotiations to reverse the US ban.

Surely the inauguration of half-Scottish Donald will get the deal over the line. The savoury pudding immortalised by Rabbie Burns back on the menu of the White House? SNP ministers may need a stiff whisky to digest the news…

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