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    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 […]

    Surprising Scottish Inventions

    Would you be surprised if I told you that the lawn mower was a Scotttish invention?

    I was! Even though I knew that Scottish ingenuity is source of numerous inventions.

    Lawns were first kept clean and tidy by having animals graze on the grass, or by the use of scythe, sickle, or shears to hand-cut […]

    Scottish Fictional Characters

    There are many books devoted to the subject of Scottish invention and discovery, as well as scores of websites listing Scottish inventions and discoveries with varying degrees of science, but one category caught my attention: the invention of fictional characters.

    As per Wikipedia, more than forty (40) fictional characters were invented by Scots. Here are […]