Scottish Snippets

28 June 2014

Number 663

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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Flaming June

This is another edition written by Tam O'Ranter and he starts off with a number of items including the grand spell of warm weather we experienced in Scotland in June and the devastating fire at Glasgow School of Art, then the current Football (soccer) World Cup in Brazil and Commonwealth Games in Glasgow . See: Flaming June

Celebrations in the Borders

The tradition of marking a Border town's boundaries by men (and women these days) on horses riding round them with flags flying is still going strong - but mainly for the benefit of sightseers and tourists. See: Celebrations in the Borders

Borders Mansion for Sale and £1 will do..

A Georgian Mansion is for sale in the Scottish Borders for the modest price of just £1. But the catch is that the buyer must restore the property at an estimated cost of a further £1.2 million! See: Borders Mansion for Sale and £1 will do..

No Spud like an Ayrshire Early

New Ayrshire potatoes (spuds) have always been highly regarded and now growers in the area are seeking legal protection under European Union Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) regulations so that only those grown in the region and harvested between May to July could be branded as "Ayrshire earliest". See: No Spud like an Ayrshire Early

Another Ayrshire First - The Trump Turnberry

Billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump recently bought the iconic Turnberry Golf resort and has revealed that it is to be rebranded as "Trump Turnberry". See: Another Ayrshire First - The Trump Turnberry

George RR Martin - Book your Place

Tickets for the lectures and Q&As with authors at the Edinburgh Book Festival sell out rapidly. This year, the biggest draw is expected to be Game of Thrones author, George R R Martin. Illustrations here include the first graphic of President Obama on Rampant Scotland! See George RR Martin - Book your Place

Next Newsletter
The next newsletter is scheduled for 12 July and it is planned to be a mixture of Photo Diary and articles transferred from "Scottish Radiance".

Yours aye


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