"Scottish Snippets"

"Colour Supplement"

25 November 2006

Each week the Rampant Scotland Newsletter includes a number of photographs which illustrate the weather and the seasons, plus the flora and fauna of the current week around Scotland. There are often so many such graphics of Scottish subjects worth including that this separate "colour supplement" is created where some of the best pictures can be displayed in a larger format. Here is this week's crop of Scottish views, which highlight a chilly, wet November - plus a dash of sunshine!

This bleak view of the University of Glasgow from Kelvingrove Park was taken on Monday when there were not only frequent showers, but also a strong, cold wind. Many of the trees have lost their leaves by now - the surprise is that so many are still left.

If you have your own fur coat like this Grey Squirrel, a cold November day is not so bad - especially at this time of year when there are still plenty of acorns and beech nuts around.

Judging by this picture of the local pigeons, it is not just the Glaswegians who have a tendency to eat fast food and not take enough exercise! Of course, they may just have puffed up their feathers to keep warm?

The Stewart Fountain in Kelvingrove Park was erected to commemorate the efforts of Lord Provost Stewart and his colleagues in the promotion of the Loch Katrine water scheme. In a far-sighted project, the city built an 8ft-diameter aqueduct 26 miles in length from Loch Katrine to a reservoir on the outskirts of Glasgow and then distributed it by pipes across the city. The system was formally opened by Queen Victoria in 1859. The success of the project was seen a few years later when the next cholera epidemic broke out and Glasgow was relatively unaffected. The scheme still supplies over 100 million gallons of water to Glasgow every day.

On Tuesday, the day after these chilly-looking pictures above, the sun shone for many hours in an almost cloudless sky. Even so, there would be plenty of package holiday travellers glad to get on board this Monarch Airlines Airbus at Glasgow Airport to fly off to southern Europe or even further afield. As you can see, Monarch has won the title of "Leisure Airline of the Year". Although Monarch flies from Aberdeen to Malaga in Spain, it does not usually call at Glasgow.

If you want to look back at earlier editions of this Colour Supplement, there is an Index Page

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