Scottish Snippets

23 April 2016

Number 703

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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News and Views

Tam has been writing his "Tall Tales" column for almost two years and has decided to change direction and concentrate on playing the bagpipes in Edinburgh's Princes Street (muttering that it's a more lucrative career than writing for Rampant Scotland). But fear not, a new writer - David - has taken over. He says he will write about news items that he finds of particular interest, especially developments in arts, crafts and high quality products and services delivered by people with drive and passion. He is not averse to a certain amount of "quirkiness" though, so although he may deal with more serious subjects, his wry humour is bound to come to the surface too.. He has launched his new "News & Views" section with no less than 16 pages on subjects as diverse as Genome research, top Scottish tourist attractions, Glasgow School of Art, Scottish gold and Orkney coming out top for the third year running in a "Rural Quality of Life Survey" . For these and many more, see the News& Views Index page at News and Views from Scotland.

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 14 May 2016 and will be a mixture of various items, including "Memory Lane" and other new pages added to Rampant Scotland.

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

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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