Scottish Snippets

11 June 2011

Number 604

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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Modern Art - An Exercise in Mick Taking?

Guest writer Tam O'Ranter's latest article asserts that the vast majority of modern art is artless, craftless, blatant, vulgar and ugly. But he has a problem - he spends a fair amount of time in the two galleries in Edinburgh that are devoted to modern art. I think that's partly because of some interesting exhibitions and partly because both galleries serve excellent food.. For all of Tam's latest rant, see Modern Art - An Exercise in Mick Taking?

Scottish Churches, Cathedrals, Abbeys and Kirks

Here's a selection of Scottish ecclesiastical buildings in the form of a YouTube slide show with around 50 Churches, Cathedrals, Abbeys, Kirks - with background music in the form of hymns sung by Moira Kerr. Including St Giles, Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, St Andrews Cathedral, Paisley Abbey, Arbroath Abbey, Dunblane Cathedral, Dunfermline Abbey and many others. See YouTube - Scottish Churches, Cathedrals, Abbeys and Kirks

Scottish Photo Diary - First Half of June 2011

Here are the graphics in large format with descriptive text for the first half of June. It starts with a number of new arrivals - baby birds and a fawn, continues with a visit to the Wallace Monument near Stirling as well as Culzean Castle Country Park on 3rd June which turned out to be Scotland's warmest day of the year, so far, with temperatures reaching 73F. See Scottish Photo Diary - First Half of June 2011.

Yours aye


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