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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Forth Bridge - 125 Years On
Celebrations Marking 125 Years Since opening of Iconic Forth Rail Bridge (includes link to video sequence of WWII Spitfire and present-day Typhoon fighter flying over the bridge). See : Forth Bridge - 125 Years On
That Dress - From Colonsay Round the Wired World
A photograph of a dress creates a media sensation when people around the world disagree on what colour it is..! See : That Dress - From Colonsay Round the Wired World
Give Piece a Chance - A George Clooney Production
George Clooney is coming to Scotland to visit a social enterprise sandwich shop. See : Give Piece a Chance - A George Clooney Production
An award-winning author will run a workshop at a book festival in Dumfries and Galloway that may get Scotland's pulses racing and cash registers ringing. See: MacSmut
V & A Design Museum in Dundee
The prestigious Victoria & Albert (known as the V&A) Museum in London is creating an £80 million satellite in Dundee which is scheduled to open in 2017. It will be the UK's first purpose-built design museum outside of London. See: V & A Design Museum in Dundee
Marischal Square Project Approved by a Whisker
A controversial scheme to demolish the St Nicholas House, former headquarters of the Aberdeen City Council, has been approved by a 22-21 vote. See: Marischal Square Project Approved by a Whisker
Allo, 'allo 'allo - Mind my Shooter, Son'
The increased visibility of armed police in Scotland has aroused public disquiet and assurances of police changes. See: Allo, 'allo 'allo - Mind my Shooter, Son'
Scottish Tea Wins Awards
Tea grown in Perthshire in one of the largest commercial tea plantations in Europe, has picked up a top award in Paris. See: Scottish Tea Wins Awards
Donald's Not Wearing Trooosers - but it's Never a Skirt!
A man has been arrested in Moscow for wearing a kilt - which leads on to the vexed question of "what does a true Scot wear under his kilt?" See: Donald's Not Wearing Trooosers - but it's Never a Skirt!
Canine Heroes Commemorated
A memorial to honour the dogs who trained with commandos in the Second World War has been placed on a hill near Aviemore. See: Canine Heroes Commemorated
Oil be Getting a Bit Bigger Round the Chest
Research has shown that workers in the Scottish offshore oil industry are nearly 20% heavier than 30 years ago. See: Oil be Getting a Bit Bigger Round the Chest
Clydesdale Bank New Polymer Banknote
A Scottish bank is the first in Great Britain to issue a polymer (plastic) bank note - ahead of the Bank of England which will launch polymer bank notes next year. See: Clydesdale Bank New Polymer Banknote
The next newsletter is scheduled for 11 April and will focus on feedback on "Memory Lane"
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