Scottish Snippets

27 June 2015

Number 685



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".

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Rookie Nets a 20,000 Gold Nugget

A pupil being taught how to pan for gold finds the largest nugget for many years at Wanlockhead. See: Rookie Nets a 20,000 Gold Nugget

Movie Megastar Backs Perth Reportery Theatre


Ewan Mcgregor has thrown his weight behind a campaign to secure the future of the venue where he got his first big break. See: Movie Megastar Backs Perth Reportery Theatre

Kids' Cricket Stumped by Weather and Exams

Morrison's Academy Crieff has announced that it has been decided to stop playing cricket from the end of this session, mainly due to exam pressure and weather not being conducive to a decent standard of cricket - and its complicated rules. See: Kids' Cricket Stumped by Weather and Exams

A Drop of Your Finest As Cheap as Chips



A supermarket chain has won prestigious awards for its Scotch Whisky - which it sells at a rock-bottom price. See: A Drop of Your Finest As Cheap as Chips

Mystery Donor Drops 7,500 Off Behind the Till

An Asda-Walmart supermarket customer leaves a parcel containing 7,500 - for poor children. See: Mystery Donor Drops 7,500 Off Behind the Till

Lost Bird Seeks Refuge - In a Dumfries Pet Shop


The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking the owner of a zebra finch who flew into a pet shop in Dumfries. See: Lost Bird Seeks Refuge - In a Dumfries Pet Shop

Borders Booming Bookfest

The Borders Book Festival attracted 19,000 people to Melrose, well up on the inaugural festival in 2004 which attracted an audience of 300. See: Borders Booming Bookfest

You Canna Do That!


The Inner Hebridean island of Canna has been rocked by its first theft in over twenty years. See: You Canna Do That!

Islay Distiller Seeks Help from 'Ugly Betty'


Islay distillers Bruichladdich, wanting to expand production, have used a still that's 130 years old, thought to be the oldest in the world. See: Islay Distiller Seeks Help from 'Ugly Betty'

Scotland the Brave and Photogenic


Readers of American Newspaper USA Today and travel website 10best chose Scotland as the Best Cinematic Destination for the silver screen. See: Scotland the Brave and Photogenic

St Andrews Gelateria - Seaweed Cone or Slider?


An enterprising business has created an ice cream with seaweed (and green tea, lemon, chocolate shards) in it. See: St Andrews Gelateria - Seaweed Cone or Slider?

Edinburgh-Glasgow Trains - Watch out for Delays


Tunnel closure resulting in delays on train services between Edinburgh and Glasgow. See: Edinburgh-Glasgow Train - Watch out for Delays

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 11 July and will be a mixture of various items.

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

Yours aye

Scottie

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