"Scottish Snippets"

"Colour Supplement"

3 February 2007

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!

This sunset picture was taken from a supermarket car park - hope that information doesn't spoil your enjoyment of the dramatic colours! The location was near the Glasgow Fort shopping mall in Easterhouse, Glasgow.

This shot of the river Clyde, looking up river from the BAE Systems shipyard at Scotstoun, was taken in the late afternoon - the white rectangles in the distance are the windows of an apartment block reflecting the setting sun.

This panoramic view of some of the shops on Princes Street, Edinburgh, was taken from the parkland below the castle. Even though it was only around 1pm, the castle rock had put Princes Street Gardens in deep shade.

They may have banned private cars from Princes Street, but that doesn't stop the local buses from creating their own traffic jams as they compete for customers. That's the clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel on the right.

This statue in white Carrara marble of Sir Walter Scott sits underneath the romantic, heavily carved, 200 feet high monument to the writer in Princes Street Gardens. The design was the winner of an architectural competition and the sculpture was completed in 1846. George Meikle Kemp, the self-taught architect who designed the monument never saw his ideas come to fruition - he tripped in a fog into the Union Canal in 1844 and drowned.

Looking very like a Greek temple, the Royal Scottish Academy was designed by Sir William Playfair. The building is one of a number which contribute to Edinburgh being called the "Athens of the North."

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