This pillar box was installed in the reign
of Queen Elizabeth II. Like other pillar boxes installed in
Scotland in her reign, it has the 'Scottish Crown' but does not
have the 'EIIR' Royal Cypher.
Similar pillar boxes in England
have the 'EIIR' Royal Cypher surmounted by
the 'St Edwards Crown'.
The Post Office decided, at an early stage
in the reign of the current queen, not to add the 'EIIR'
Royal Cypher to boxes in Scotland following protests from Scottish
Nationalists that the current queen is the first Queen Elizabeth
to have reigned in Scotland *
Queen Elizabeth 1 reigned in England from 1558 to
The Act of Union between
England and Scotland did not come into effect until 1707