Scottish Snippets

3 May 2014

Number 659

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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Tam's Tall Tales

Guest writer Tam O'Ranter wrote a series of articles on "this and that" for the Rampant Scotland Site. Having exhausted "this and that" he faded into the background but has been inspired to begin a series of pages on news items that are hitting the headlines in Scotland. The first edition covers such diverse subjects as Spring Romance in Edinburgh Zoo (The "will she won't she" story of the UK's only female giant panda), Veteran Osprey Lays 71st Egg -(the osprey at Loch of Lowes in Perthshire has done it again with more eggs this year despite her advancing age!), Glasgow's Red Road Flats (Blowing up five high rise apartment blocks as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow), Andy Murray's New Service Game (Scottish tennis star serves up a new venture) and The Kelpies - (the world's largest equine structure, the Kelpies, have been opened in Falkirk). See index at Tam's Tall Tales.

Scottie's Photo Diary - March/April 2014

Although last winter was mild it was wet and windy and there were not many photographic opportunities. But the last couple of months has seen some sunshine in Scotland and the spring flowers have been putting on a great show. I've been along to Greenbank Garden with its extensive display of unusual daffodils, Culzean Castle Country Park in Ayrshire showing off its magnolias and camellias, Pollok House and Country Park in Glasgow with a carpet of crocus and Geilston House and Garden, Argyll showing off its extensive daffodils and azaleas. See: Scottie's Photo Diary - March/April 2014

Changing Traditions (As Seen in 1998)

Frank Hatton isn't sure about all the changes that are taking place - ranging from transport and street games to food and bedtime stories... See: Changing Traditions.

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 17 May. It will include further articles from "Scottish Radiance" including lighthouses, Scottish history, Gaelic culture and more from the guest writers.

Yours aye


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