Stamp of ap­proval: His­toric Dum­fries wa­ter­mill fea­tures on new Royal Mail col­lec­tion

The Scotsman - - Around Scotland -

New Dum­fries and Galloway MP Alis­ter Jack vis­its the New Abbey Corn Mill which fea­tures on a new set of stamps is­sued by the Royal Mail. The fully re­stored mill in the vil­lage of New Abbey was built to­wards the end of the 18th cen­tury and of­fers an in­sight into Scot­tish ru­ral life. It is be­lieved Cis­ter­cian monks first built a mill at the site as early as the late 13th cen­tury when they es­tab­lished their monastery in the vil­lage. The new set of stamps cel­e­brates the Wind­mills and Wa­ter­mills of the UK.

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