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