Record

CodeNA7448
Dates1695-
Person NamePost Office; 1695-; Scotland
EpithetScotland
ActivityThe Post Office system in Scotland effectively began in 1695 with an Act of the Scottish Parliament which set up the General Post Office of Edinburgh and appointed Robert Sinclair of Stevenson as Post Master General of Scotland. This post was merged with the English position after the Union of Parliaments in 1707. The first Mail Coach began in 1784 (previously the post was carried by boys who travelled alone and were therefore a great target for highwaymen) and the railway system was used for transporting mail from 1847.
Corporate NamePost Office
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