Scottish Snippets

22 June 2013

Number 644

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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Kingdom of Fife Graphics

The latest collection of large format graphics for you to use in a screensaver or for desktop graphics focuses on the "Kingdom" of Fife. There are 29 graphic including Aberdour, St Fillans church, Anstruther, Balgonie Castle, Cambo gardens, Andrew Carnegie, Crail, Robinson Crusoe house, Culross, Dunfermline Abbey, Falkland and Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit, Jimmy Shand statue, Kellie Castle, Pittenweem, Ravenscraig Castle, St Andrews Golf Course, St Andrews Cathedral, Wemyss Castle.Personally I get the best of both worlds and use a folder of these pictures in a screensaver and also in free software that changes the desktop graphic every ten minutes, cycling through my selection. The Fife collection is now part of an index that covers the equivalent collections for Scottish castles, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perthshire. There's over 160 pictures from Scotland there now - and the numbers are increasing each month. See Kingdom of Fife Graphics for Screensavers.

Photo Diary - May/June

There have been a number of warm sunny days here in Scotland in recent weeks so there have been opportunities to get out and about with my camera. The newly born cygnets and ducklings have been a regular source of delight although the four Great Crested Grebe chicks at Hogganfield Loch have kept out in the middle of the water and so far have not been close enough to get a decent photo. But there are no such problems about getting up close to the succession of flowers at Culzean Castle Country Park and Finlaystone Country Estate. and there are plenty of flowers in my own garden too - including a sunflower in bloom - yes, even in Scotland! With so many readers now using broadband or other faster connections, I've been displaying these graphics in a larger size, allowing more detail to be seen. See Photo Diary - May/June.

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 20 July.

Yours aye


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