Scottish Snippets

5 January 2013

Number 638

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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Edinburgh Christmas Lights

The day I was in Edinburgh to take photos and video clips of the Christmas decorations, it turned out to be wet and windy - like many days this year. Despite that, I was able to take plenty of pictures and this year also took some video - though my umbrella did get blown into the camcorder viewfinder in some of the video clips! So there is a Web-based slide show of over 40 graphics and a YouTube mixture of video and still photo sequences. See Edinburgh Christmas Lights Slideshow and the Youtube video presentation.

Kelvinside Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

You may be surprised at a feature on Glasgow Botanic Gardens in January - but the heated conservatories were a good place to visit in December when there was snow on the ground! I was surprised when I checked back and found that there was no "Places to Visit" page for the Kelvinside Botanic Gardens in Glasgow on Rampant Scotland. So although most of the illustrations were from a visit in December, I was also able to add in a few from previous occasions I have been to this popular open space in Glasgow. As a result, the slide show has over 60 illustrations and there are also both video and still picture sequences on YouTube.

For the background to the Kelvinside Botanic Gardens in Glasgow, see Places to Visit - Kelvinside Botanic Gardens

There are links in that page to the slide show at Kelvinside Botanic Gardens Slide Show

and the YouTube video is at YouTube - Kelvinside Botanic Gardens

New Year in Scotland

Although people around the world celebrate the coming of the New Year, Scotland has made a large contribution to this part of the Festive Season and there's a page on the special celebration of Hogmanay in Scotland at Did You Know - Hogmanay.

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 2 February. As on other occasions, the variable Scottish weather will influence greatly what the content of the next newsletter will cover! So far the weather has been cloudy and some rain but remarkably mild for early January but the forecasters are predicting a dip in the temperatures soon!

Yours aye


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