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Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

Full Scottish Breakfast

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Anyone used to having a Full English Breakfast may be a little confused, or even a bit disappointed when encountering the look-alikes in the form of either a Full Cornish Breakfast or a Full Irish Breakfast etc. In reality, they are all Full Breakfasts, so are unlikely to vary much in content. The only one that I have, so far, found to be mildly different is that provided in Scotland.

The Full Scottish Breakfast that I ordered at Piece Box, located not far from The Meadows in Edinburgh, comprised poached eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, haggis, tomato, bacon, sausage and potato bread. The key differentiator here was the inclusion of haggis in place of black pudding and the potato bread. My only dissatisfaction was with the size of the haggis which I would have liked more of. But that's life!

It was a filling breakfast, more of a brunch by the time we actually got there, and tasty to the last morsel. I had an orange juice and a mug of coffee to accompany the meal.

Haggis is one of my favourite foods though I have only eaten it in Scotland and in Hong Kong - anywhere else, in my view, is not going to serve traditional ingredients. On the occasions that I ate it at Burn's Night dinners in Hong Kong the haggis had been flown in from Scotland for the occasion.

I rarely have a Full Breakfast but I do try to have it when I am on trips to UK - breakfast is, as they say, the most important meal of the day.