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91st Scottish Annual Congress

22nd - 23rd April 2022 at the Dewars Centre, Perth

Hosts: Perth Philatelic Society

The 91st Congress was held by the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies in the Dewars Centre, Perth during the 22nd and 23rd April 2022 where Perth Philatelic Society were the host society for the two days, and Rev. J. Colin Caskie presided as President.

THis event was originally scheduled to have been held in 2020 which would have been the 75th Anniversary of Perth Philatelic Society, but with the impact of Covid-19 it was cancelled and now held this year. As hosts for the event Perth Philatelic Society have produced a Cover, Postcard and a Miniature Sheet to mark the event.

Click on any of the following images to enlarge them on a seperate tab or page.


The cover marks the 75th anniversary in 2020 and celebrates the 250th anniversary in 2021 of the opening of Perth Bridge. The historic bridge was designed by John Smeaton (1724-1792) and was opened in 1771.


The commemorative postcard shows a range of Perth's 18th and 19th century postmarks..

Tom Rielly Display:

On Friday night the Tom Rielly display was given by Norman Watson of Perth Philatelic Society with a display entitled 'Big is Beautiful - Philatelic Displays in A3'.
Details of the display can be found in the Tom Rielly section of the website or by clicking here.

Civic Reception & Congress Dinner:

Following the Tom Rielly display a civic reception hosted by Lord Provost Councillor Dennis Melloy was held in the Dewars Centre which was very well attended.

Following the civic reception the Congress Dinner was held which was then followed by the award ceremony. The Scottish Congress competition winners were awarded their trophies and this was followed by the awards of Association honours for services to philately.
The trophy winners can be viewed on the palmares pages of the website or by clicking here.

Association Awards:

Award of Merit:

This year the Association presented an Award of Merit to Elizabeth Nairn of the Caledonian Philatelic Society for her promotion of Philately throughout Scotland.

Election of New President:

At the AGM held on Saturday 23rd April delegates elected Francis Podger FRPSL from Dundee & District Philatelic Society to become President of ASPS and Bruce Walker from Aberdeen Philatelic Society as the new Vice President.
Below is a picture of outgoing President Colin Caskie (on the left) handing over the chain of office to Francis Podger FRPSL.


Future Congresses

Congress Host(s) Dates
92 Dundee & District Philatelic Society - ASPS Centenary Year 14-15th April 2023
93 Aberdeen Philatelic Society 12-13th April 2024
94 No Host Society tbc April 2025
95 Caledonian Philatelic Society tbc April 2026
96 Lanarkshire Philatelic Society tbc April 2027
97 Scottish Postal History Society tbc April 2028

This page was last modified on 4th May 2022

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