Scottish Snippets

1 October 2011

Number 612

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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More Scottish Humour! I've gone back over the Scottish Snippets Newsletters from January 2006 to February 2009 and abstracted all the jokes in the humour section. The random humour has then been divided up into another six pages in broad categories (such as "Old Age Doesn't Come Alone" and "Married Bliss") and added them to those already there. The additional pages have been marked "new" so you don't have to go through the earlier pages - unless you want to! See the index at Scottish Humour.

Scottie's Photo Diary - September 2011

Although the weather in September was of a similar standard to the earlier months of the year (dull and damp) I have managed to pull together a page of photos that were taken on the days when the sun shone (or at least the rain stopped) See Scottie's Photo Diary - September 2011

Having run out of time, the YouTube slide show version of this photo diary has been postponed to the next newsletter.

Battle of Britain Air Display, Leuchars, September 2011 Each year in September, Royal Air Force bases across the UK host an air display of mainly military aircraft to commemorate the Battle of Britain which took place in August/September 1940, when the small number of Royal Air Force pilots and support staff turned the tide of World War II. The RAF base at Leuchars in Fife is one of the air bases which holds such an air display and this year I managed to get along to take some photos of the static and a good part of the flying display. Here's a selection of what was on display. See Battle of Britain Air Display, Leuchars, September 2011

YouTube Video Slide Shows

Although YouTube does provide a sort of index (when you click in "see all") to the many slide shows now available on the Rampant Scotland Channel it only gives the title of each page. So I've updated the index of Video pages on the Rampant Scotland site and, where applicable, included links to related Web pages as well - you may want to bookmark the index page once you've had a look! See Rampant Scotland Video Slide Shows

The Rampant Scotland Channel on YouTube can of course be found at

Yours aye


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