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    Glenfinnan Scotland Commemorative Postage Stamps

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    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 in […]

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

    THE LIFE OF BEATRIX POTTER

    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, on […]

    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 […]

    Happy Hogmanay, Bonne Année , Happy New Year!

    Wishing You A Great 2012!

    Great Britain Postage Stamp

    Hogmanay is the Scots word for the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner. Its official date is the 31st of December. However this is normally only the start of a celebration which lasts through the night until the morning of […]