Scottish Snippets

25 April 2015

Number 681

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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Smashing Service at Andy Murray's Place

The entire Rampant Scotland editorial team (all two of us) went to tennis star Andy Murray's Cromlix Hotel to see whether all the rave reviews about the food and service were right. In our opinion - they were! See: Smashing Service at Andy Murray's Place

Bullion Doon the Watter?

There might be gold bullion in the Clyde just off Greenock, abandoned during the second world war. See: Bullion Doon the Watter?

The Passing of a Lady

Scotland's most famous bird of prey has failed to reappear at her nest. See: The Passing of a Lady

Pop Festival to Get the Bird?

Ospreys have returned to the proposed site of Scotland's largest pop festival - T in the Park - at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. See: Pop Festival to Get the Bird?

Dumfries DJ is a Global Money Spinner

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has been named on the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians for the first time. (Graphic of Calvin Harris is © …milie Bourquin via Wikimedia Commons).See: Dumfries DJ is a Global Money Spinner

Alloa Tower Saved for Nation

Alloa Tower, a 14th Century keep and the largest and oldest of its kind in Scotland, is to be handed over to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). See: Alloa Tower Saved for Nation

Trump's Turnberry Course

Donald Trump has revealed his plans for 'extensive but sympathetic changes' at Turnberry Golf Course which he now owns. Graphic of Turnberry Golf Course and Ailsa Craig © Robert Watson via Wikimedia Commons See: Trump's Turnberry Course

Comedians on Postage Stamps

On 1st April the Royal Mail launched of a set of stamps to mark the contribution to the world of entertainment and comedy by some of the nationís most cherished performers - including Scots Billy Connolly and Ronnie Corbett. See: Comedians on Postage Stamps

And Finally - But Not Seriously

A bit of fun about the new Forth Road Bridge, known as 'the Queensferry Crossing.' See: And finally - But Not Seriously

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 16 May and will be a mixture of various items.

Of course, if you have any Scottish memories which you would like to contribute to "Memory Lane" please send them in!

Yours aye


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