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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This Edition focuses on articles by News Editor Tam O'Ranter.
Tam is delighted when he gets feedback from readers, proving once again that he has a world-wide audience and ensuring that he continues in his role as News Editor. See: Readers Write
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face
Dr Kirsteen McCue from Glasgow University is the first female to address the Burns' Supper at the Bachelors Club in Tarbolton, Ayrshire. See: Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face
Great Chieftain o' the Pudding Race
More efforts are being made to persuade the USA to remove a ban on the import of haggis which was imposed in 1971. See: Great Chieftain o' the Pudding Race
Scots Spuds Bashed
Potato farming is struggling with low prices and consumption. But potato farmers are trying to fight back and mash the competition with an 'advertising and educational blitz.' See: Scots Spuds Bashed
Ena Baxter - Soup-maker Extraordinaire
Baxters began in the village of Fochabers in Moray in 1868 (picture here of the village is by "Qeqertaq" via Wikimedia Commons) and now has a turnover of £160 million and employs over 1,000 staff. See: Ena Baxter - Soup-maker Extraordinaire
Edinburgh's Police Boxes Under the Hammer
Redundant police boxes in Edinburgh are being sold to sell such things as ice cream, coffee and flowers and the cash raised is going to provide resources for the local police force. See: Edinburgh's Police Boxes Under the Hammer
Perthshire Gold Rush
Australians are trying to establish Scotland's First Commercial Gold Mine Cononish Glen Near Tyndrum, Perthshire (pictured here). See: Perthshire Gold Rush
Golden Bear Backs Scottish Golf Course
Degree Course for Aspiring Golf Professionals at Royal Dornoch. See: Golden Bear Backs Scottish Golf Course
Irn Bru Raises Ebola Victim's Spirits
Pauline Cafferkey a nurse, originally from Crossgates in Fife, recovers from Ebola, aided, she says, by Irn Bru - Scotland's "other" national drink. See: Irn Bru Raises Ebola Victim's Spirits
Over the four days of Easter (3rd - 6th April) Almond Valley Heritage Centre will be running their famous plastic duck race along the mill lade. See: Easter Eggcitement
And Finally - Haggis, North Korean Style?
A pundit thinks that Scotland might be the next in line for a new culinary experience. See: And Finally - Haggis, North Korean Style?
The next newsletter is scheduled for 14 February and is planned to be on the theme of "Memory Lane."
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