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Scottish Congress / National Exhibition

Each year the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies organise a National Exhibition (Congress) in April at which a number of dealers attend. Each Congress is hosted by one (or more) of the affiliated societies.

Next Congress

The 88th Scottish Congress will be held on 21-22nd April 2017 at the Dewars Centre, Perth and will be hosted by Lanarkshire Philatelic Society with the President being Alan Wishart.

The Tom Rielly display will now be presented by Dr. Brian Dow on the topic of Scottish Viking Miscellany.

The Congress dinner will be held on the Friday evening and the guest speaker will be Major Farquharson of the Cameronians Regiment.


The cover will commemorate the Cameronians Regiment in 1917.


The Congress postcard has been changed at the last minute to now be postmarks from Lanarkshire.

Congress Cancellation:

In agreement with Royal Mail a congress cancellation will be produced and this is shown above.

An example of the Congress cover complete with cancellation is shown below.

Congress Accomodation:

For those guests of Congress who require to book accomodation a deal has again been made with the Mercure Hotel as can be seen below:

Mercure Hotel, Perth

A booking has been made for the usual hotel in Perth, the Mercure. The rates are as follows:
£49.00 per person per night sharing a twin / double room for Bed and Breakfast
£69.00 per person per night for sole use for Bed and Breakfast
Our reference is ASSO200417
Contact Number – 0844 815 9105 – Option 1
When booking you will need to give a valid credit or debit card number. Our room reservations expire 28 days before the event – so booking need to be made by then. Rooms have been reserved for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You are responsible for settling your own bill directly with the hotel. Payment will be taken at the time of booking. The rate should be available for additional nights as well.

Post & Go:

Royal Mail will yet again supply two of their Post & Go machines, kiosks A012 and A014, for the event and a Congress overprint was available from both machines.
'88th Scottish
Congress 2017'

Kiosk A012 will print the Thistle (from the Symbolic Flowers Set) and the Machin.

Kiosk A014 will print the Thistle (from the Symbolic Flowers Set) and the Heraldic Lion.

There will be no Guest Kiosk or Smiler Sheets available

Future Congresses

Congress Host(s) Dates
89 Scottish Philatelic Society 20-21st April 2018
90 Largs & District Stamp Club / Dunfermline Stamp & Postcard Club
91 Perth Philatelic Society

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This page was last modified on 19th April 2017.