Scottish Snippets

28 February 2014

Number 677



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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February Feedback

Readers' feedback to last month's Tam's Tall Tales ranges from haggis and haggis jokes to Baxter's Cullen Skink plus Burns and Jimmy Shand and Greyfriars Bobby. See: February Feedback

Paddington Ayr - A Shaggy Dog Story?



A dog abandoned at Ayr railway station aroused the sort of sympathy that Paddington Bear generated - and like Paddington, this shaggy dog story had a happy ending. See: Paddington Ayr - A Shaggy Dog Story?

Jokers to the Left, Grannies to the Right

A wacky group of young Glaswegians are dressing up as old age pensioners to celebrate Glasgow's first ever Grannycon.. See: Jokers to the Left, Grannies to the Right

Mons Meg - A Spring Clean for Edinburgh's Big Gun



The medieval cannon has left Edinburgh for the first time in 30 years for a spruce up. See: A Spring Clean for Edinburgh's Big Gun

Island is A Snip at 350,000

An island in the Orkney Islands is for sale for only 350,000 - but lacks electricity, running water or habitable buildings.. See: Island is A Snip at 350,000

Herriot-Watt's new 35 million campus in Malaysia



Edinburgh university has officially opened its newest campus - in Putrajaya, around 15 miles from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. See: Herriot-Watt's new 35 million campus in Malaysia

Jockassic Park?

Edinburgh Zoo's latest attraction is an "animatronic" velociraptor named Velma who can roar, blink and move her head from side to side. See: Jockassic Park?

My Wife and I..Who is That?



A reception party at an up-market wedding location are delighted with a surprise gatecrasher who casually dropped by.. See: My Wife and I..Who is That?

Next Newsletter

The next newsletter is scheduled for 14 March and is planned to focus on lots of stories and feedback from readrs on the theme of "Memory Lane." which was launched in the last newsletter.

Yours aye

Scottie

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