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    Postcards that set sail from St Kilda took ten years to reach destination

    Bonjour Mairiuna et Jean-Claude, Iain and Margaret and loyal readers! 🙂

    I’m very happy to contribute this article written from my home-based town of St- Jérôme in the province of Québec, Canada just before rusty oranges, golden yellows, and ruby reds of autumn transform the landscapes.

    Autumn – Province of Quebec – @Scotiana2010

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    Stamp Collecting with George Mackay Brown

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    Hi and welcome back !

    While chatting with my dear friend Mairiuna about stamp collecting, a topic we love to share upon as we are both fans of those miniature work of art, she mentioned George Mackay Brown’s interest in collecting stamps.

    By all means! Having travelled through many of his books I was surprised […]

    Happy Spooky Halloween

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    Happy Spooky Halloween Dear Friends!

    I know its an old-fashioned holiday that actually dates back many centuries, but nice to recall that Halloween actually originates from Scotland.

    Back then it was called Samhain, a Gaelic and Pagan commemoration of the end of the harvest season. The celebration is mentioned in Celtic literature over two thousand […]

    GB Historic Scotland Archeology Postage Stamp Design Error

    Hello dear friends!

    I was tidying up some philatelic files and came across this beautiful booklet of ten (10) postage stamps depicting Scottish archeological sites, issued by Great Britain, for exclusive sale by Historic Scotland.

    I don’t remember at which property I bought same as there are over 300 properties in the care of Historic […]

    John Maclean Scottish Socialist featured on Russian Postage Stamp

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    In my ongoing quest of postage stamps relating to Scotland, I stumbled upon this enigmatic russian stamp issued in 1979 to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of John Maclean, a Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary socialist of the Red Clydeside era.

    I googled his name and discovered that he was born in […]