Scottish Snippets

3 September 2011

Number 610

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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Wild Birds of Scotland

Although I haven't (yet) managed to photograph all the wild birds of Scotland, I realised recently that I had quite a large number in my photo library. So I decided to create a slide show and the result is a collection of nearly 150 graphics. In some cases there is a picture of male and female and also a number of baby birds as well. I've made it into a YouTube slide show but instead of the usual zoom nd panning on each picture each graphic is displayed for 5 seconds as a still photo (with a title) plus background music of course. I am planning to create a Web version with thumbnails linked to larger versions of the picture but that will need to wait till a later newsletter. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this presentation of many of the wild birds of Scotland from blackbirds to yellowhammers! See YouTube - Wild Birds of Scotland.

August Photo Library

With rainfall in parts of Scotland pouring down 50% more than average and temperatures and the weather forecasters describing this summer as the worst for 18 years, I nevertheless managed to get to a few places during August - though sunshine was often hard to find. So the Photo Diary is a bit shorter than usual and the corresponding YouTube slide show is one of the shortest ever! Even so, "guid gear goes in little bulk" they say so I hope you will enjoy the pictures of Falkland Palace, Geilston House garden, Greenbank Garden and Scone Palace in Scottie's Photo Diary and YouTube - Scotland Diary August 2011

Search Rampant Scotland

There is now a Google search box at the foot of the Rampant Scotland home page which allows you to search the whole of the site for key words. So if you want to track down a page on the site that you know is there (it happens to me all the time..) or just dive in and search for a specific subject or place, try the site search function on

Yours aye


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