St Kilda Mail Boat – Strathnaver Museum, Scotland

While visiting the Strathnaver Museum on the north coast of Scotland, I came across this very interesting piece of Scottish postal history.

This St Kilda Mail Boat was washed ashore in Bettyhill.

The people on St-Kilda would toss the mail boat in the water over the cliffs if help was needed.

Where it came ashore was left to the flow of the tides.

St-Kilda Boat Mail

St-Kilda Boat Mail - Strathnaver Museum, Scotland

This boat was probably one of the commemorative boats which used to be thrown in every year by the soldiers.

Happy collecting!



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