The Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies (ASPS) is a collection of local societies from throughout Scotland whose aim is to further the study of Stamps, Postcards and Postal History. ASPS is formed by each society nominating a delegate who attends up to 3 meetings per year on their society's behalf.

There are currently 45 local societies throughout Scotland of whom 9 are specialist societies and who have meetings throughout most of the year. If you are interested in joining a society have a look at the affiliated society page of the website to see where your local society is and whats on.

Each year the association organises a National Exhibition (commonly called Congress), usually in April, at which a number of dealers attend in order that philatelists can purchase items and also to display their collections, either competitively or non-competitively. Congress is hosted each year by a different society and that society usually produces a cover and/or postcard specifically for the occasion.
Full details of all societies affiliated to ASPS and details of all Congresses past, present and future can be found on the website.

Latest News on Congress

The 89th Congress will be held at the Dewars Ice Rink, Perth on.

20th - 21st APRIL 2018.

The Host Society will be:
Scottish Philatelic Society

Opening Tinmes:

Friday 10am till 5pm

Saturday 10am till 4pm

Please note: There wil be NO Royal Mail Post & Go facility at Congress this year.

A joint meeting between the Glagow Thematic Society and the British Thematic Society will be held during the Saturday morning (21st April) of Congress.


Post & Go facilities for the three Postal Administrations of Jersey, Guernsey and Gibralter will be in attendance. Details of what is to be available are still being evolved at present.

Jersey will bring kiosk JE01 with reel 1 printing the Jersey Flag with an overprint.
reel 2 will print Navy Vessels (still unsure as to whether there will be an overprint)

Guernsey will bring kiosk GG01 with reel 1 printing Bailiwick Flowers with no overprint
reel 2 will print the Guernsey Flag with an overprint

Gibralter will bring kiosk GI01 with reel 1 printing Year of the Dog (Unsure as to whether there will be an overprint). No details as yet as to what reel 2 will print.

The overprint will be
89th Scottish
Congress 2018

Entry Forms for National Exhibition

Entry forms for Congress 89 are available below..
These should be used if you wish to take part in any of the competitions at Congress in April 2018. Please return the forms to the individuals stated on the entry form by the deadline stated on the form.

National Exhibition Entry Form

Open Class Entry Form

Entry Form for Junior Competition for ALBA Salver

Entry Form for Junior one-sheet Competition

Association News

Please note that the rules and guidance for the National Exhibition have been revised. All potential exhibitors should familiarise themselves with the revised rules and guidance notes.

Rules and guidance notes are now also available for the picture postcard competition. These can be found in the National Exhibition pages of this website.

Whats On

Below are the details of each society's meeting being held over the next 10 days.

Kirkcaldy Stamp & Postcard Club March 21 @ 02:00 PM
Tom Wilkie
Paisley Philatelic Society March 21 @ 00:00 PM
Maureen Matheson
Bearsden & District Philatelic Society March 21 @ 07:30 PM
Annual General Meeting
Dundee & District Philatelic Society March 22 @ 07:30 PM
Bill Shand (Postal History Society)
Straits Settlements
Aberdeen Philatelic Society March 22 @ 07:30 PM
Members of Moray Philatelic Society
Visitors display
The Caledonian Philatelic Society March 22 @ 07:30 PM
David and Margeorie Mekie
Alcohol on Postcards and Harry Lauder
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society March 23 @ 07:30 PM
Frank Baran
Scottish Philatelic Society March 27 @ 07:30 PM
Stephen Weir
Great Britain
Scottish Philatelic Society March 27 @ 07:00 PM
John Law
First Half Hour - German Inflation Issues
Scottish Philatelic Society March 27 @ 07:30 PM
Stephen Weir
Great Britain
Scottish Philatelic Society March 27 @ 07:00 PM
John Law
First Half Hour - German Inflation Issues
Stirling & District Philatelic Society March 27 @ 07:30 PM
German States
Largs & District Stamp Club March 28 @ 07:30 PM
Ken Norris
1940 Centenary & David Livingstone

Youth Philately / StampIT

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