Scottish Snippets

17 November 2012

Number 636

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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Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Only Church

Queen's Cross Church in Glasgow was commissioned in 1896 by the Free Church of Scotland as St Matthew's Church. It was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was the only church he completed, At the time, he was able to take projects through from start to finish without a senior partner removing at least some of his distinctive design elements. The work on the church was started soon after submitting the company's entry for a competition to design another Glasgow building - the School of Art, one of Mackintosh's greatest accomplishments. The Queen's Cross building is now the HQ for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society which promotes the work of this leading Scottish architect. See Queen's Cross Church.

Scottie's Photo Diary, October 2012

October's photographs include autumn/fall colours of the trees at Hogganfield Park, last of the summer flowers - and a robin - at Finlaystone Estate in Inverclyde, a rose and a peacock butterfly in my own garden and a miscellany including HMS Duncan a Royal Navy warship, the moon rising and the sun setting. See Scottie's Photo Diary, October.

Autumn Colours at Hogganfield Loch

There were too many photos of the autumn trees at Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow to squeeze into the Photo Diary so I created a YouTube slide show with a larger selection. See YouTube - Hogganfield Loch

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 8 December. I hope that by then I will have been with my camera to see the Christmas Lights in Glasgow - the Christmas Lights in Edinburgh don't get switched on till the end of November.

Yours aye


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