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DEPUTY First Minister Jim Wallace yesterday called for a national year of celebration in 2009 to mark Robert Burns' 250th anniversary and encourage foreign visitors to explore their Scottish ancestry.

Wallace said: "It would be the ideal time to celebrate our nation with a Scottish Homecoming Year."

Meanwhile, Glasgow haggis firm McKeans Foods is helping rescue the ailing Robert Burns Heritage Park in Alloway by donating some of their profits.

Last night, politicians called on other firms to help out with a voluntary "haggis tax".

The plea came as the man in charge of the Burns park, Nat Edwards, threatened to resign if pounds 3million needed for essential repairs is not raised.

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