Comedy haggis hunt video racks up 40,000 views for hotel in lockdown

Two Forres businessmen have got their heads together and come up with a comedy collaboration that has been seen more than 40,000 times on Facebook, and still counting.

Lloyd Kenny, from the Cluny Bank Restaurant and Rooms on St Leonard’s Road furloughed himself on Boxing Day as the country went into lockdown, and hospitality venues were ordered to close.

Lloyd was racking his brains to find something to do, just as local butcher and farmer Jock Gibson was preparing for his annual haggis hunt, and with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, advertised for an assistant.

The storyline was told in a series of videos which followed Lloyd’s progress through writing the aplication, ‘accidentally’ sending 27 emails and being given the job, In the third and final video, Lloyd is seen being shown the ropes by jock, but running off and laying a trail of whisky and beetroot ‘slime’, and then catches a bag full of haggis to go home with.

When the restaurant is in full service, Lloyd buys haggis from Jock to serve around the year, but in a twist of fate, the video trails off with Jock asking Lloyd if he can buy back some of the chef’s haul.

At the time of writing, the three videos have been watched on Facebook more than 40,000 times with comments remarking how the trilogy has been the best laugh they have had for ages.

Jock regularly gets involved with spoof haggis hunting escapades. Five years ago, almost to the day, he was filmed baiting, catching and shooting haggis in a field near his farm at Dallas. That video went viral too, making Jock one of the most celebrated haggis hunters in the country.

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