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".
This edition focuses on the pages added recently in the "Tam's Tall Tales" section of the Rampant Scotland site.
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August is an Autumn Month in Scotland
From Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh Festival to Indyref Via Ayrshire Earlies. And a few words about the recent weather in Scotland. See: August is an Autumn Month in Scotland
Edinburgh Infirmary site gets an Injection of Cash
The 19th century Edinburgh Royal Infirmary has relocated and the modern Quartermile development overlooking the Meadows parkland is retaining some of the old buildings. See: Edinburgh Infirmary site gets an Injection of Cash
Edinburgh Festival Big Wheel
Unique views of Princes Street from the Ferris Wheel during the summer. The wheel is the one used at Christmas but is expected to have more customers in the longer daylight hours and warmer weather of August. See: Edinburgh Festival Big Wheel
Up and Down Story of Glasgow Tower
Engineering marvel is operating again after being plagued by technical problems - but for how long? See: Up and Down Story of Glasgow Tower
Mosquitoes - and Midges
The latest news from the battlefronts where the tiny midges are the problem, not larger mosquitoes. See Mosquitoes - and Midges
Tunnock's Tea Cakes
The sweet taste of games success after the Commonwealth Games - though some folk would rather have caramel wafers! See: Tunnock's Tea Cakes
A Panda Cub for Edinburgh Zoo
The far from smooth romantic affairs of Giant Pandas Yang Guang and Tian Tian seem to be heading for a happy event - at last. See: A Panda Cub for Edinburgh Zoo
Nicola Benedetti - Ayrshire's Finest Violinist
Classical violinist's latest CD "Homecoming" is a collection of Scottish themed music including "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" which she played at the opening of the Commonwealth Games last month. See: Nicola Benedetti - Ayrshire's Finest Violinist.
Highland Games and Piping Championships in Full Swing
150th Anniversary of Ballater Games Plus Robin Williams Remembered at Lonach Highland Gathering and Games. And Northern Ireland's Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band win the World Piping Championship again - the fourth year in a row. See: Highland Games and Piping Championships in Full Swing
The next newsletter is scheduled for 6 September and will include pages from "Scottish Radiance." Tam's next collection of stories is scheduled for 20 September.
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