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

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

20th - 21st APRIL 2018.

The Host Society was:
Scottish Philatelic Society

Thank you to all members of the public and dealers who were able to attend the event this year.

For details of this Congress and others please go to the Congress page on this website.

The 90th Congress (Northern National Exhibition) will be held on 12th/13th April 2019 at the Dewar's Centre in Perth, where the host society for that year will be Largs & District Stamp Club.

A full national exhibition will be held in Perth to coincide with the Scottish Congress for the first time since 2012, and we expect to have at least 120 frames. Exhibits can be entered in all classes recognised by the ABPS and all exhibitors from the UK and abroad are welcome to apply

Entry Forms for National Exhibition

Entry forms for Congress 90 will be available later in the year..
These should be used if you wish to take part in any of the competitions at Congress in April 2019. 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.

The 56th Annual Stamp & Postcard Fair is being held in Prestwick Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick KA9 1HR on Saturday 6th October between 10am and 4pm. For details contact 0141 812 6653.

Whats On

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

Lanarkshire Philatelic Society September 21 @ 07:30 PM
Dr David Stalker
New Zealand
ALBA Stamp Group September 22 @ 02:00 PM
Venue Falkirk, St Francis Xavier's, 1 Hope Street
Visit from Scottish PS
Scottish Philatelic Society September 25 @ 07:30 PM
Ian Anderson FRPSL
Presidential Display
Largs & District Stamp Club September 26 @ 07:30 PM
Alan Watson
Paisley Philatelic Society September 26 @ 02:00 PM
Bob Barclay
President Entertains
Bearsden & District Philatelic Society September 26 @ 07:30 PM
Jim Moffat
Dundee & District Philatelic Society September 27 @ 07:30 PM
President's Evening

Youth Philately / StampIT

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This page was last modified on 18th September 2018.