Scott family’s stamp of approval

The unveiling of a plaque to mark the 50th anniversary stamps on which Sir Walter Scott is to usedin Kelso's Woodmarket today by Matthew Maxwell Scott who is a direct decendent of Sir Walter Scott.
The unveiling of a plaque to mark the 50th anniversary stamps on which Sir Walter Scott is to usedin Kelso's Woodmarket today by Matthew Maxwell Scott who is a direct decendent of Sir Walter Scott.

Direct descendent of Sir Walter Scott – Matthew Maxwell Scott – unveils a special plaque on a postbox in Kelso’s Woodmarket yesterday (Wednesday), as part of the 50th anniversary of by Royal Mail’s special stamps programme. Fifty plaques are being installed on postboxes across the UK, each one showing popular stamps which has a special connection with the town in which it is located. Sir Walter Scott has featured on two sets of special stamps. The stamp featured on the postbox was issued in 2006 on the set celebrating 150 years of the National Portrait Gallery. Sir Walter’s great grandfather was born at Woodmarket, and the author went to school in Kelso.

Fifty plaques are being installed on postboxes across the UK, each one showing popular stamps which has a special connection with the town in which it is located. Sir Walter Scott has featured on two sets of special stamps. The stamp featured on the postbox was issued in 2006 on the set celebrating 150 years of the National Portrait Gallery. Sir Walter’s great grandfather was born at Woodmarket, and the author went to school in Kelso.