Monday 30 November 2009

Scotland - it's St. Andrew's Day

With a perfect sense of timing, this excellent map card of Scotland arrived so that I could mark St Andrew's Day appropriately.  The stamp has completely missed the franking machine, so I can't say where it came from.  Probably Scotland. :)

From the back of the card:
Scotland has a land area of about 79,000 sq km (30,500 sq miles), with a total coastline of nearly 12,000 km (7,500 miles).  There are some 800 islands, with almost 600 of them lying off the west coast, over 30,000 freshwater lochs and 6600 river systems.  Scotland's population of 5.1 million live in only 3% of the total land area.

So, plenty of room to lose yourself there. 


  1. I'm so anglocentric! I hardly know anything about Scotland and yet it is this massive, beautiful place!

  2. Ah well, you see, I'm married to a native. I even lived there for a time. :)

  3. There is certainly a lot of water to make that good scotch, isn't there?

  4. love this card! map on a blueish background...just lovely :)

    one of the first things that come to my mind when it comes to Scotland is:

    "My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
    My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer,
    A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
    My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go"

    it always gives me that homesick, nostalgic emotion.....


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