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    Glenfinnan Viaduct and Harry Potter Postage Stamps

    Glenfinnan Viaduct – Highlands of Scotland © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi Mairiuna!

    The Prince’s journey up to Glenfinnan being the subject of one of your recent articles, I thought it would be a great idea to continue our “blog conversation” on the topic of the Glenfinnan viaduct which greatfully enhances the scottish […]

    Glenfinnan Scotland Commemorative Postage Stamps



    Hi Mairiuna!

    Upon reading your great article about the magnificient Prestonpans Tapestry: the Prince’s journey up to Glenfinnan… I wondered if postage stamps were issued to commemorate this milestone in Scottish history?

    I surfed the web and .. by golly … found one! 🙂

    It was issued […]

    Illustrations of Beatrix Potter’s life in Alderney’s stamp collection


    Hi Mairiuna!

    Your recent post Scotland, a great source of inspiration for Beatrix Potter joyfully took us on a journey into the marvelous book illustrations and lovely tales that we grew up with! Thanks for such a great travel back in time celebrating one of the best-loved children’s authors.

    As […]

    Scots Abroad: John Muir, pioneer of the preservation movement

    More about John Muir and his native town: Dunbar, Scotland.

    John Muir and Redwood Forest. Designed by Rudolph Wendelin. This 5 cent postage stamp was issued on April 29, 1964. Scott Number: 1245.

    Even though the A1 bypasses Dunbar, I’m so happy we took time to turn off to this quaint little town, […]

    Glasgow : Capital of Love…

    Hi Mairiuna!

    I read this morning that Glasgow is Britain’s most romantic city as posted items increase day before Valentine’s Day!

    ” (…) GLASWEGIANS sent 11.7 per cent more mail on February 13 2012, compared with the week before (…)”

    See the excerpt below:


    Lord Provost of Glasgow Sadie Docherty said […]