Scottish Snippets

8 January 2011

Number 593

The Scottish Snippets Newsletter in its original format began in April 1997 and continued in an unbroken series for 591 issues. Although no longer produced in that style, there is now this regular update on the new and updated pages on the Rampant Scotland site including "Scottie's Photo Diary From Scotland".

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Snow and Sunshine

Well, the snow and ice in central Scotland eventually departed in the new year - but has returned again with a light covering on Friday night which closed Edinburgh airport for a while. While snow has had serious consequences and caused a lot of disruption, I did think the snow-covered houses, streets and trees looked most photogenic and I've put together a collection of the sunnier scenes into a slide show on YouTube. See YouTube - Snow and Sunshine in Scotland.

Do You Know Your Clan Chief?

The "Do You Know" section on Rampant Scotland is a varied collection of facts on a wide range of Scottish subjects, ranging from the Declaration of Arbroath to Christmas, New Year and Halloween in Scotland. I've recently brought up to date the page listing which gives the names and addresses of the clan chiefs who are members of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. Not all clans are represented on the Standing Council, but most of the major (and many of the minor) ones are listed. See Do You Know Your Clan Chief?

Or, for the overall index of the motley collection of pages on Scotland in the "Did You Know?" section, see Do You Know? - Index.

Scotland in Colour Week By Week

The latest additions to this series of photos cover the first two weeks of January. Birds include gulls, siskin, chaffinch, swan, teal and coots; and other graphics include Pollok House, Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral, Gatehouse of Dunfermline Palace, Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace, Pittencrieff House, City Chambers in Dunfermline, Edinburgh Castle, river Tay, St John's Kirk and High Street in Perth, Fair Maid of Perth, rainbow, sculpture, Dumbarton Castle, Loch Fyne at Inveraray, near Oban, a stag and sunsets. See
Scotland in Colour - 1st Week January
Scotland in Colour - 2nd Week January

Yours aye


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