Considering that this project is based on mail all sent from Sanquhar, seems like I should include this news at this blog: World's Oldest Post Office Turns 300. I don't think I mailed anything AT the Sanquhar post office while we were there--I used the old, old VR mailbox down the road--but we did buy stamps there. And knowing that the current postmistress is named Penny also brings me a smile. So happy birthday, Sanquhar Post Office!
My photo of the post office, taken August 2010 while waiting for the parade to start (which explains the people standing around--it's not really a loitering spot on an ordinary day):