Scottish Snippets

8 October 2016

Number 711

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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Graphics From Some of the Stories Covered in News and Views

News and Views

This is the next 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:

  • Consultation on a New Vision For Edinburgh
    All categories of Edinburgh residents are to be asked to give their views on how the capital will look in 2050.
  • Dennis the Menace Gets Digitised
    The first digital stream of characters from the Beano features a treasure trove of video and information relating to the dreadful Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx.
  • Scots Company Continues to Fly High
    Tech start-up Skyscanner was started up in 2003 and is now valued at more than $1 billion
  • Thunder in the Glens As the Harleys Roar
    4,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles hit the Highlands in the last week of August marking the 20th anniversary of this gathering in Aviemore
  • Sir Jimmy Shand - Memorabilia Goes Under the Hammer
    The sale of Sir Jimmy Shand's archive of memorabilia attracted bidders from all over the world

For these and many more, see the News and Views Index Page

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

Next Newsletter
The next newsletter is scheduled for three weeks from now on 29 October and will be a mixture of various items, including the usual Rampant Scotland Pictorial Calendar for 2017 and other new pages added to Rampant Scotland.

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

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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