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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Oor Wullie's Unique Fundraiser
The Sunday Post newspaper is running a competition in which the winner will appear alongside cartoon character Oor Wullie in a characteristic adventure; the feature is proving popular with kids in a Russian school as well as in Scotland. See Oor Wullie's Unique Fundraiser
Kirkcaldy's Beach Highland Games
Kirkcaldy in Fife may not be a traditional Highland venue, but it has decided to get in on the act and recently its games attracted more than 3,000 people. See: Kirkcaldy's Beach Highland Games
Chariots of Fire to Run Again
A New Eric Liddell movie is on the stocks but there is controversy amongst the religious community, that Liddell's strong Christian beliefs will be airbrushed from the picture. See: Chariots of Fire to Run Again
Go North Young Man
After many decades of population decrease the north of Scotland is experiencing an upturn in the number of people living there as young folk are encouraged to stay and others move there from the south, attracted by greater opportunities, higher quality of life and strong community links. See: Go North Young Man
From Paisley to the World via Baker Street
The Celebration of Scottish Songwriting concert will be the flagship event of Bring it all Home - a songwriting festival inspired by the legacy of Gerry Rafferty. See: From Paisley to the World via Baker Street
Indyref Dream (or nightmare) - Alex Salmond's New Book
Another 10,000 copies of former Scottish Nationalist leader Alex Salmond's independence referendum diaries are set to be printed as his publishers plan the launch of a paperback edition of his debut book. See: Indyref Dream (or nightmare) - Alex Salmond's New Book
The Booming Fringe
This year's figures for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are particularly healthy. Sales are reported to be up by about a third on last year by the operators of some venues despite going head-to-head with the Edinburgh International Festival for the first time in almost two decades. See: The Booming Fringe
Glasgow's Clockwork Orange Gets Revamp
Glasgow's Underground system (which literally goes round in circles and is nicknamed the "Clockwork Orange" due to its colour scheme) is to close for a year to allow the system to be safely upgraded which will bring in driverless trains, new escalators and glass screens on platforms. See: Glasgow's Clockwork Orange Gets Revamp
Scottish Clichés Still Overwhelm Whisky - to its Detriment
The Scotch whisky industry is being criticised for its marketing based on "bagpipes, heather and tartan", and have relied too long on clichéd notions of Scottishness to sell their product. See: Scottish Clichés Still Overwhelm Whisky - to its Detriment
Readers' Feedback from last month's Newsletter. See: July Postbag
A Donald Trump Joke... See: And Finally...
The next newsletter is scheduled for 5 September and will be a mixture of various items, including "Memory Lane".
Of course, if you have any Scottish memories which you would like to contribute to "Memory Lane" please send them in!
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