Scotland - Scottish Lion (1999)

Britain’s first regional stamps were issued in August and September 1958, although the idea for regional stamps had first been discussed shortly after the end of the Second World War. Around the turn of the century new designs now called country pictorials were produced for each of the four British home nations including (for the first time ever) England. As well as the thistle, the Scottish stamps featured the Saltire, the Scottish Lion and tartan.