Macsween of Edinburgh
The MacSween family’s first butcher shop opened in Bruntsfield in the 1950s and they have been making authentic and award-winning haggis for over fifty years. When the butcher shop closed they created the world’s first dedicated haggis factory, and MacSweens can now justifiably claim to be Scotland's most prominent manufacturer of haggis, with their product widely available around the UK and exports finding their way all over the globe. John MacSween (father of the brother and sister team who now run the business) was instrumental in the creation of the first vegetarian haggis which is made using various pulses and seeds (but as of summer 2012, no nuts). It is approved by the Vegetarian Society and is also suitable for vegans. Reaching into a convenience market, both meat and vegetarian haggis, with no change to the original recipes, are also available in microwaveable packs.