Scottish Snippets

Number 722

Forth Bridges via Institute of Civil Engineers

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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Queensferry Crossing

The new £1.35 Billion Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth and alongside the iconic Forth Rail Bridge and an existing Road Bridge which has structural problems, is opening at the end of August. See: Queensferry Crossing

Billy Connolly at 75

Billy Connolly will be 75 in November and in addition to reaching that landmark he has been made a knight by the Queen, a PhD at the University of Strathclyde and had his portrait painted by no less than three well known artists. See: Billy Connolly at 75

Healthy Figures For Scottish Exports

Sales of Scottish food and drink hit£1.2bn in the first three months of 2017. See: Healthy Figures For Scottish Exports

The Ups and Downs of Inverness Gathering Place

Another effort is being made to create public art on the banks of the river Ness in Inverness near the Eden Court Theatre. See: The Ups and Downs of Inverness Gathering Place

Edinburgh Airport - Delayed Flight Figures Taking Off

Civil Aviation Authority data showed that of more than 110,000 flights to or from Edinburgh in the past year, 27% were delayed by at least 15 minutes.See: Edinburgh Airport - Delayed Flight Figures Taking Off

Flying Over Orkney Again

A teenager whose mother was the first baby born on a Loganair plane has become a member of the cabin crew. See: Flying Over Orkney Again

Trump at Turnberry

President Donald Trump's son Eric jetted in to Scotland at the end of June to officially open the latest refurbished course at Trump Turnberry in the south Ayrshire coast. See: Trump at Turnberry

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for one month from now on 1 August and will be a mixture of various items, including more places to visit and Scottish Battles plus 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!

Yours aye


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