Scottish Snippets

20 September 2014

Number 668

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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Scotland Decides

After more than two years of debate the referendum on Scottish independence which would mean the country leaving the United Kingdom took place on Thursday, 18 September. The result flashed around the world as soon as the votes were counted. Here's some thoughts on the issue from Rampant Scotland. See Scotland Decides

Recent Feedback from Readers of Tam's Tall Tales

Here are Readers' comments from the August newsletter. See: Recent Feedback from Readers of Tam's Tall Tales

Commonwealth Games Statue to Raise Finds for Charity

Clyde, the Commonwealth Games 2014 mascot in Glasgow, is to be auctioned off to raise funds for the United Nations children's charity UNICEF. See: Commonwealth Games Statue to Raise Finds for Charity

Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Europe when it was built, has just passed its 50th birthday. See: Forth Road Bridge

Caber Tossing Record Comes Crashing Down

200 beefy gentlemen smashed a record for tossing the caber set in Canada. See: Caber Tossing Record Comes Crashing Down

Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup landed in a whirlwind of excitement as the trophy arrived at Skaw in the Shetland Islands as part of the advance publicity for the famous golf tournament involving US and European top golfers. See: Ryder Cup

Rangers' Financial Cliffhanger

Success on the pitch is not being matched by continued turmoil in the structure and financial affairs of the club. See: Rangers' Financial Cliffhanger

Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby Bar in Edinburgh has come under fire for banning dogs from the pub despite trade off their connection with Greyfriars Bobby. See: Greyfriars Bobby

Tangerine Dream

Dundee stays United with Thompson as bid to buy club is rejected. See: Tangerine Dream

James Alexander Gordon

The Voice of Classified Results on the Radio is Silenced. See: James Alexander Gordon

Anthony Blunt - The Opera

Alexander McCall Smith, whose No 1 Ladies Detective Agency was a global best seller is teaming up with Ben Macintyre, another Scottish author, to write the libretto of "Anthony Blunt - The Opera". See: Anthony Blunt - The Opera

Early September Weather Breaks Records

This has been the driest first half of September for the UK as a whole in records going back to 1960 and also been the driest start to September for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. See: Early September Weather Breaks Records

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 11 October.

Yours aye


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