Scottish Snippets

23 July 2011

Number 607

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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Flying Visit to Islay

I had intended to have the Web page recounting my visit to the Inner Hebridean island of Islay for the last newsletter, but ran out of time. So here it is now, full of pictures and stories about an eventful trip - and the delightful island of Islay. In addition to the illustrated Web page there is also a YouTube slide show with a lot more illustrations. The Web page on the trip is at Flying Visit to Islay. And the YouTube slide show is at YouTube - Islay Tourist Guide.

Scottie's Photo Diary - July Part 1

A collection of pictures with explanatory text on some of the places visited during the first half of July - including Islay, Dalgavern Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume, Portencross Castle, Ayrshire, Finlaystone Country Estate and Drumpellier Country Park, North Lanarkshire. See Scottie's Photo Diary - July Part 1

Scottish Place Names Around the World - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

The latest addition to the pages recounting the large number of Scottish-realted place names found in towns and cities around the world is a surprising one - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Of the names of the 127 suburbs and neighbourhoods that have been identified to date in the Port-of-Spain/Diego Martin/East-West Corridor/Chaguanas conurbation, 15 (11.8%) can be found in Scotland or are based on Scottish family names. Of course, some of these names are used in other parts of the British Isles as well, but at least 9 of them (7.1%) appear to be uniquely related to Scotland. For all the details, see Scottish Place Names Around the World - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Yours aye


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