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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Edinburgh Rocks On
The future of the popular Scottish confection Edinburgh Rock which has been made for more than a century looked uncertain as the owner (great-grandson of the founder)decided to retire. But another company has taken over producing the trademark product and has plans to extend the range. See: Edinburgh Rocks On
Cycling round Bute? Just the Ticket for a Tycoon
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich brought his yacht to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and cycled round the island to see the sights including Rothesay pavilion and mount Stuart, a wonderful Victorian mansion built by the Marquis of Bute. See: Cycling round Bute? Just the Ticket for a Tycoon
Teacake That Is Conquering the World
Dancing Tunnock's teacakes played a starring role in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. The company sold an extra 15 million of the cakes in the year after the games, taking Tunnock's to a record turnover. The company has had to invest in new machinery to increase production, and tours of the factory at Uddingston are fully booked until 2017. See: Teacake That Is Conquering the World
Wind Farms - Despoiling Highland Grandeur?
Founder of a leading eco-tourism business has expressed grave concern about the proliferation of wind farms and giant power lines in the "wild Highlands" and the damage they are doing to Scotland's tourism potential. See: Wind Farms - Despoiling Highland Grandeur?
A new guide to a Scottish cheese trail with its own unique identity aims to make it easy to see at a glance where producers and artisan cheese counters are located around Scotland. It aims to challenge the long established Whisky Trail. See: MacCheddar Trail
Scots' Burr - Rolling Off Into the Sunset?
Scots are losing one of the most distinctive elements of their accent, the rolling "R", according to experts. Scots' Burr - Rolling Off Into the Sunset?
What's Worn Under the Kilt? Hands Off, Miss!
Male staff at an Inverness ceilidh bar have stopped wearing kilts because they claim some female customers have been molesting them while they worked. What's Worn Under the Kilt? Hands Off, Miss!
Open Golfers Battle the Scottish Weather
The 144th Open Golf Championship in 2015 was affected by rain and wind at the Old Course at St Andrews - the home of golf. The contest had to carry on into Monday, only the 2nd time in its history that this has happened. See: Open Golfers Battle the Scottish Weather
Another Eventful Month for Youthful Member of Parliament
The youngest Member of Parliament in the UK's House of Commons has graduated with a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University - and made her first formal speech in the legislature. See Another Eventful Month for Youthful Member of Parliament
The next newsletter is scheduled for 8 August and will be a mixture of various items.
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