Scottish Snippets

18 February 2017

Number 716

Graphics From Some of the Stories Covered in News and Views

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
This is the "News and Views" edition of the Rampant Scotland Newsletter 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 (see link below) includes items on:

Queensferry Crossing Comes Together
The final section of the Queensferry Crossing has finally been slotted into place.

Another Championship for Glasgow!

Glasgow hosted the individual World Badminton Championships in 1997 and is holding this prestigious event again on 21-27th August this year.

Cash Boost for Pipes in Schools
1,000 pupils will receive tuition under schemes funded by the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust

Premium Scotch on the Rocks?

Collectible whiskies have recorded good returns in recent years but could Brexit be about to hit profits?

Baby Boxes Rolled Out
The Scottish Government has launched a pilot scheme of Baby Boxes which have a variety of useful baby items to give all children an "equal start". All newborn children in Scotland will receive the boxes by this summer following a three-month pilot.

After 182 Years Airdrie Savings Bank to Bite the Dust

Airdrie Savings Bank, the last survivor of Britain's independent savings banks, has announced that it is closing down.

Millions of Disappearing Drams
About 60,000 litres of whisky worth £1 million disappeared from the Loch Lomond Distillers warehouse in Catrine, Ayrshire, because of an unnoticed leak in one of the company's giant vats.

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 reverse chronological order.

Next Newsletter
The next newsletter is scheduled for four weeks from now on 18 March and will be a mixture of various items, including more places to visit and a Photo Diary 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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