With that sorry prospect in view, is it any wonder that more and more people are spurning the traditional Burns Night fare of haggis for something more modern, tasty and appealing?
Here at the Tripe Marketing Board, we've been digging into our archives and have found a few lines from our own favourite Scots poet, Robson Byrne, which might just inspire you to think afresh about how to celebrate 25 January this year:
Bring me mae slippers
Bring me mae pipe
Bring me mae bowl
Of steaming tripe!
For recipe ideas, visit our website. Ith gu leòir!