Scotland’s Glenfinnan Monument on Stamps




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 1981 by the Royal Mail to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trust for Scotland.

Scotland Glenfinnan postage stamp

Glenfinnan loch shiel MA

Glenfinnan Loch Shiel- Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument- Scotland ©2012 Scotiana

1981-National-Trust-First day-Cover

Official First Day Cover- June 24-1981-National Trust for Scotland- Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee of Scottish National Trust FDC 1981 commemorative card

Scottish Landmarks

Scots have preserved many of the landmarks of their long and colorful history and the Scottish landscape, thanks to the National Trust, reminds us of a bygone age as we travel the roads leading to various sites of such natural beauty.

The Glenfinnan National monument was presented to the National Trust in 1938, and this towering structure is a vivid reminder of Scotland’s fiery history.

Glenfinnan Monument Information panel

Erected eighteen miles west of Fort William, it is majestically situated at the head of Loch Shiel. The sixty-five foot tower, surmounted by the statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie, marks the spot where Prince Charles Edward Stuart first raised his standard in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

Known to his countrymen as Bonnie Prince Charles, he led his clansmen in victory over the English. The Glenfinnan Monument captures the spirit of the early Scottish patriots.

It was erected in 1815 by Alexander McDonald who wished to commemorate “the generous zeal, the undaunted bravery and the inviolable fidelity” of his forefathers.

Source: Wikipedia

Golden Jubilee of Scottish National Trust FDC 1981

Official First Day Cover- June 24-1981-Golden Jubilee of Scottish National Trust


glenfinnan monument scotland bonnie prince charlie

Glenfinnan- Loch Shiel- Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument- Scotland ©2012 Scotiana


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