Scottish Snippets

22 January 2011

Number 594

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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Glasgow Photo Tour

Here's a quick tour of many of the tourist attractions that Glasgow has to offer. The Glasgow Photo Library section on Rampant Scotland contains many of these but that was created a while ago and so this YouTube slide show includes many new photographs of some old favourites. See YouTube - Glasgow Photo Tour on YouTube

And if you want to read up about some of the locations covered in the slide show, there is also the Glasgow Photo Library.

And of course, a slide show of Edinburgh tourist attractions is in the pipeline.

Scotland in Colour Week by Week

The photos of the third week of January's flowers, birds and scenery typical of the time of year includes gadwall, mallard, swan and greylag; and other graphics include Campsie Fells, Tay Valley, Huntingtower Castle, Black Watch Museum in Balhousie Castle, Forth Road and Rail Bridges, shark, seal and stingray at Deep Sea World, Airth Castle. The fourth week covers snowdrops, hammamelis (witch hazel), poinsettia, skimmia, heather; birds include oystercatchers and goldeneye; and other graphics include Doulton Fountain, Holyrood Park, Pollok Student Halls of Residence, Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, Prestonfield House, Highland cow, Edinburgh castle, Scott Monument, Balmoral Hotel, Waverley station Ramsay Gardens and St Giles cathedral (all in Edinburgh), Blackness castle, Torwood castle. See
Scotland in Colour Week - 3rd Week January and
Scotland in Colour Week - 4th Week January

Information for Tourists

Rampant Scotland began 15 years ago by providing links to Web sites that gave an insight into Scotland's culture, history and places to visit. That was long before Google came on the scene, at a time when the search engines were not nearly as good as they are today. So I'm sometimes surprised that these links pages still attract a lot of page views. While some visitors may be directed to these pages by the search engines, I know that other visitors just enjoy browsing through the many links and exploring pages about aspects of Scotland that they did not know about. That is particularly true of the "Information" page which set out initially to point to answers to general questions often posed by tourists, such as weather, transport links, car hire, airport guides, telephone directories, and wider issues such as geography, maps, census, legal system etc. Even some of the differences between British and American English! The page has been recently tidied up and link-checked. See Information for Tourists.

If you have any aspect which you think should be added to the page, drop me an email and I'll see what I can do to make the page more comprehensive and useful.

Yours aye


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