My conscience was bothering me at excluding Dave MacKay from my favourite Scotland Postcards article so here he is. In the Royal Mail British Legends eleven team photo he is flanked by Bryan Robson [yes, really] and Bobby Charlton and is sitting in front of George Best and John Barnes.


I’ve also included an image of the stamp that never was. Ebullient Ally’s enthusiasm persuaded the Royal Mail to design a stamp in the event of Scotland bringing home the World Cup from Argentina in 1978.What gets me however is not the absurdity of it all [hindsight is a great thing] but the ‘suspect-looking’ celebrations of the Scotland players. It looks like a dance routine straight out of the closing scenes of the cult horror movie ‘The Wicker Man’.

Poor old Edward Woodward – yet another ‘Scottish’ martyr.

Robert Marshall

First posted on Facebook 20th, April 2015