James Chalmers - Inventor. Born 1782 in Arbroath, Chalmers was employed as a weaver until 1809 when he moved to Dundee to become a newspaper publisher.
In 1834 he began working on the first adhesive postage stamp and by 1839 had submitted the idea to Parliament which when accepted made Rowland Hill's Penny Post service a practical proposition.
The inscription on Chalmers Gravestone reads -
"Originator of the adhesive postage stamp, which saved the penny postage scheme of 1840 from collapse"