Scottish Snippets

19 December 2016

Number 697

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" and Tam's Tall Tales.

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Online Whisky Tasting Course

Fire Up that DVD and Let's Get Stuck into the Scotch. See: Online Whisky Tasting Course

Scots Teed Off by the Donald

A petition to have Donald Trump banned from the UK has attracted over 500,000 signatures. See: Scots Teed Off by the Donald

Scottish Tea Planters Bond and Blend

The newly formed Scottish Tea Growers’ Association aims to grow a new drinks industry even though most of the members won’t have a commercial quantity until 2018 - but they’ve taken the first steps. See: Scottish Tea Planters Bond and Blend

Back to the Steamie?

A Scottish Government proposal suggests that people should use washing machine and dishwasher providers to pay "per wash" to help the environment. See: Back to the Steamie?

Scots Fudge With Bourbon Chaser

A Scottish maker of confectionery is shipping American bourbon back to the US in its fudge products. See: Scots Fudge With Bourbon Chaser

Forth Road Bridge - Cracked and Closed

The Forth Road Bridge has been closed due to engineers finding cracks on some supports. It will be closed at least until after the New Year holidays. See: Forth Road Bridge - Cracked and Closed

Historic Scottish Banknote

The appointment of a female chief operating officer in the Clydesdale Bank has meant that she is the first female signature on the face of a Scottish Banknote. See: Historic Scottish Banknote

Scottish Pictorial Calendar 2016

Due to mail server problems which my Internet Service Provider has not yet fixed, some copies of the previous Newsletter may not have been delivered. You can catch up via the archive copy of the last Newsletter at Newsletter 4 December 2015. Note in particular that this edition included the link to the 2016 Rampant Scotland Pictorial Calendar which you can produce on your own PC printer. The direct link to that is: Scottish Pictorial Calendar 2016

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 9 January 2016 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!

And a Merry Christmas and a Guid New Year to you and yours - and mony may ye see!

Yours aye


Previous editions of this Newsletter are available in an Archive. The Index to the other pages of the Rampant Scotland site is available here.

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