Scottish Snippets

12 November 2012

Number 615

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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Rampant Scotland Pictorial Calendar 2012

This is the eleventh year in succession that the Rampant Scotland Pictorial Calendar has been published on the Web. It can be printed on your own PC via the link below. As before, there are four possible pictures for every month of the year. There is also a choice of two "cover" pages, if you want to print copies as an extra present for someone. And the only cost is paper and printer ink.. While the pages look better if you print them on glossy paper, any good quality paper should produce a reasonable result. See 2012 Scottish Pictorial Calendar

And of course, even if you don't want to print a calendar, there are 48 pictures from Scotland to look at or download as desktop graphics. If you have friends who would like a Scottish Calendar like this and who do not subscribe to this newsletter, feel free to forward this e-mail or the URL to them:

YouTube Slide Show of Calendar 2012 Pictures

For easy access if you just want to run through the graphics, there is also a slide show with all the 48 calendar pictures on YouTube. The background music to this is provided by the popular Scottish Singer Moira Kerr singing "I'm Closer to Heaven" and "Alba Mo Graidh" (Scotland my Love). See Youtube - Calendar Pictures.

Scottish Place Names in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

In the light of feedback and further research, Ian Kendall has updated his article on Scottish-related place names in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Of the names of the 144 communities and neighbourhoods that have been identified to date in the Greater Regina area, 28(19.4%) can be found in Scotland or are based on Scottish family names. Of course, some of the names are used in other parts of the British Isles as well but at least 20 of them (13.9%) appear to have a definite or highly probable Scottish origin. For all the background, see Scottish Place Names in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Scottish Place Names Around the World

Is Your Home Town Named After Somewhere in Scotland? While Ian Kendall examines the Scottish place names used in cities around the world, there is another section of Rampant Scotland that takes locations in Scotland and lists the locations with the same name in other parts of the world. From Aberdeen to Elgin or Fife to Oban and Orkney to Stirling, here is where the same names can be found around the globe. See Scottish Place Names Around the World

Next Newsletter

Due to the work involved in creating the 2012 Pictorial Calendar, I haven't managed to also create a Pictorial Diary for October in time for the current issue. But that should be included in the next newsletter which is scheduled for 26 November.

Yours aye


Previous editions of this Newsletter are available in an Archive. The Index to the other pages of the Rampant Scotland site is available here.

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