We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Pic: I like Kippers. That's the morning I ordered kippers with fried eggs. Best kippers I ever had but, sheesh, it's just too much. I never ordered haggis or blood pudding (pudding in the UK can mean sausage), but Mrs. BD is fond of the latter. Funny thing I saw: A food truck on a scenic overlook in Skye serving sliced haggis on a burger bun with ketchup. Very popular. Seemed revolting to me.
Scottish breakfast menus are a variant of English breakfasts with a Scottish accent. Typical items on the menus we were presented with in Inverness and the Hebrides below, whatever combinations or numbers of items you wish, of course - it comes with the room:
Tea or coffee (Scots, Aussies, and Brits take the tea)
Porridge (aka Oatmeal) Scrambled eggs with lots of of smoked salmon (yum) Haggis Kippered Herring Toast Bacon (not the crunchy goodness of American bacon - more like fried pancetta) Eggs however you want 'em Smoked haddock poached in milk with poached eggs (yum) and, always, "Full Scottish Breakfast": Blood Pudding (aka Black Pudding), Haggis, roast tomato, roast mushroom, baked beans, potato scone, and choice of eggs from (obviously) free range Scottish chickens. Very rich yolks.
Haggis on a bun certainly sounds like sacrilege. The real thing should be served with mashed potato and roughly mashed turnip ("bashet neep and mashet tattie" according to Burns).
My experience of American bacon (always in hotel breakfasts so therefore limited) is of what we English would call streaky bacon -narrow rashers with meat interleaved with fat. We like that too but it's generally regarded as low quality so you wouldn't get it at breakfast in a hotel. There you are likely to get back bacon: wider strips with more meat with an edging of fat http://www.rd.com/food/fun/why-british-bacon-tastes-better/.
Tea versus coffee?
You can get very good coffee in the UK these days-without having the vilely burnt and poor quality coffee that is Starbucks'. The chains Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero are both excellent. However, in most small hotels you would indeed be better advised to take the (English breakfast) tea.
Having learned about the contents of haggis before heading off to Scotland a couple of years ago I intended to try it but also to dislike it. The real thing turned out to be quite tasty. The flavor, with all the warm spices, reminded this New Englander of Thanksgiving.
On our first trip to Ireland I was served both black and white pudding and I didn't wish to be offensive so I ate some of both. I shall never do that again. Full Scottish sounds almost like a fill Irish except for the meat products I wouldn't eat.