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Royal Mail Postal Service 2003 Issue
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Scotland, A British Journey

The Royal Mail Postal Service will issued six new stamps that have postage values of 2nd Class, 1st Class, E Class, 42p, 47p and 68p named "Scotland A British Journey" on the 15th of July 2003. The stamps depict six spectacular views of the Scottish countryside. Each of the landscapes photograph is as follows:

  • Loch Assynt, Sutherland (2nd Class, Top Left) - is one of Scotland's most monumental mountain scenery with extensive underground tunnels & caves created through the years by rivers.
  • Ben More, Isle of Mull (1st Class, bottom left) - is the highest peak in the Hebrides. On a clear day, the view stretches from Ben Nevis looking north and to Galloway looking south.
  • Rothiemurchus, Cairngoms (E Class, Top Middle) - is a pine forest that provides a haven for wildlife, such as red squirrels, deer and the raucous capercaillie grouse.
  • Dalveen Pass, Lowther Hills (42p, Bottom Middle) - this wild landscape has tightly clustered peaks and was once known as 'God's Treasure House' because of its rich gold and silver ores.
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber (47p, Top Right) - is a view of Fort William to Mallaig railway line, at the head of Loch Shiel.
  • Papa Little, Shetland Islands (68p, Bottom Right) - means 'little island of the priest' and has been uninhabited since the 19th century.

The "Scotland, A British Journey" stamps can be purchased as a Single mint set, Presentation Pack, or personalized First day cover with Alternative Handstamps. The size of each stamp is 35mm x 35mm with all sides having a 14.5 perforation size. The stamps will be printed by De La Rue Security Print using the Gravure printing process in sheets of 50. Phosphor tagging will be used as appropriate.

Scotland, A British Journey FDC

Scotland, A British Journey Presentation Pack

Scotland, A British Journey FDC Stamps

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