Scottish Snippets

4 June 2016

Number 705

Artist's Impression of New Kelvin Hall - Image from University of Glasgow

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

This is the second edition of "News and Views by the new writer on Rampant Scotland - David. He is continuing to write about a wide variety of news items relating to Scotland 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.. This edition includes items on:

  • Scotland's North Coast 500 which has been named as one of the world's best coastal trips. Article includes a slide show of places on Scotland's north coast.
  • A Scottish entrepreneur is taking on a particular challenge - making clothes for female cyclists that is practical, stylish and comfortable.
  • Social media gurus at Jurys Hotels who have alerted us to a fun new take on the traditional Edinburgh v Glasgow rivalry with a cartoon.
  • The famous "Killie Pie" has had to be renamed Kilmarnock Pie after the chiefs of Kilmarnock Football Club and the pie maker fell out with one another." (We did say that quirky items would crop up...)
  • Glasgow's iconic Kelvin Hall is being transformed into one of the biggest museum and academic research centres in the UK.
  • Jen Cantwell from Forres produces a range of upmarket sporrans and accessories, using a range of unconventional recycled materials.

For these and many more, see the Index page at News and Views

You will find that all the new stories are marked as such in the index which is in chronological order.

Yours aye


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