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 43 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

Thank you to all who attended the 90th Scottish Congress and we hope you enjoyed the two days. We look forward to welcoming you to

The 91st Congress which will be held at the
Dewars Centre, Perth on.

17th - 18th APRIL 2020.

The Host Society will be:
Perth Philatelic Society


Entry Forms for National Exhibition

The entry forms for all Federation Competitions will be available to download later in the year.
These should be used if you wish to take part in any of the competitions at Congress in April 2020. Please return the forms to the individuals stated on the entry form by the deadline stated on the form.

Congress Exhibition Entry Form

Open Class Entry Form

Entry Form for Junior Competition for ALBA Salver

Entry Form for Junior one-sheet Competition

Association News

Northern National Exhibition

At the ABPS Northern National exhibition held in Perth on the 12th/13th April 2019 1 Large Gold medal and 9 Gold medals were awarded.

Stephen Parkin was awarded the best in show for his display of "Edinburgh 1839 - 1929: The Introduction of Uniform Postage Rates and the major Charge & Explanatory marks that followed" which achieved a score of 90.

A full list of exhibitors and their awards can be found by clicking here.


Whats On

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


Youth Philately / StampIT

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This page was last modified on 19th April 2019.