Scottish Snippets

7 January 2017

Number 715

"White Rainbow" on Rannoch Moor, © Melvin Nicholson

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 News and Views.

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News and Views

David is continuing to cover 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..

See site link further down the page for the current edition which includes items on:

Arise Sir Andy!

Star tennis player Andy Murray has had an amazing year which was crowned by being awarded a knighthood in the Queen's New Year Honours list. So now he is entitled to be addressed as "Sir Andy"!

Skyscanner Bought By Chinese Giant

Edinburgh based start-up company Skycanner is a travel price-checking website, founded in 2003 by three friends. Now it has been sold to a Chinese company for $1.7 million.

Gold Coins From Cononish

Sale of Commemorative Gold Coins From Scotgold mine near Loch Lomond

Massive Effort to Sort the Rhino's Toothache

Edinburgh's Firefighters were called to assist vets at Edinburgh zoo carry out a dental procedure on a rhino suffering from toothache.

A White Rainbow Captured on Rannoch Moor

Melvin Nicholson Photography has captured a rare "colourless rainbow on Rannoch Moor.

Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction

Stirling Castle has been named Scotland's best visitor attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards.

Golden Eagles - Flying High in Scotland

Scotland is now thought to be home to the UK's entire population of golden eagles and there has been a 15% rise in numbers since 2003.

For these and other stories, see the News & Views index page

All the new stories are marked as such in the index which is in chronological order.

Yours aye


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