Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sanday, one of the Orkney Islands

Sanday is one of the larger inhabited outer islands of Orkney.  There are around 70 islands and islets in the Orkney archipelago, which is situated about 6.2 miles (10 km) from the Scottish mainland. The island has a population of around 550.
Sanday island is dominated by sand dunes (hence its name) and unspoilt beaches. Start Point lighthouse is the island’s distinctive lighthouse with black and white vertical stripes, built over 200 years ago.

The stamp is issued by Universal Mail, a private or alternative mail provider. The stamps can be used only to send postcards to any destination outside of the UK. This one depicts Loch Ness together with Scottish flag. 


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