Caledonian Philatelic Society


Welcome to the Caledonian Philatelic Society promoting stamp collecting and philately in the Glasgow area since 1906.

Congratulations to Dr Stewart Gardiner, who was awarded a Lee Medal by the Royal Philatelic Society of London for the best on-line ZOOM presentation entitled ‘Sealing and Securing the Letter’. The 2023 awards of the RPSL were presented at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on 29 June. 2023

2023 - 2024 Session

The 2023 - 2024 session of the Caledonian Philatelic Society is all set to start. The first meeting is on the 5th of October 2023 at the usual venue in Strathclyde University. This year we are basically back to normal actual meetings with only one ZOOM meeting scheduled (in January). Joint meetings with Glasow Philatelic Society were very popular last year and 5 more are planned for thie session.There is the usual mix of displays by members and visiting guests plus the usual Bourse, Auction and Social Evening. It promises to be an exciting session with a good mix of themes over the course of the year.

Access to meeting room

As in previous years, meetings are held in the Graham Hills Building, Room GH542 at 7.30pm. Access is from Richmond Street and George Street - see the Location Page for directions. Due to changes in Strathclyde University control of access to buildings the door from George Street will be closed at 7pm and the door from the car park is via a key card. The door on Richmond Street opposite the Students’ Union will always be open. To access the meeting room take the lift to floor 5. On leaving the lift turn immediately to the left and take the corridor across the top of the car park. At the end turn left and follow the corridor to room GH542.

The syllabus is made up of a blended mixture of face-to-face meetings and ZOOM meetings - see Meetings Page for details.

Full details and other detail of events and news about the hobby of stamp collecting in Scotland can be found on the ASPS Web Site.

2023 - 2024

The Caledonian Philatelic Society (formed in 1906) exists to promote interest in and encourage the growth of philately and the fellowship that arises from it.

Meetings are held in Strathclyde University in the Graham Hills Building, Room GH542 at 7.30pm.

Members enjoy talks, members’ evenings on different themes, visits from other philatelic societies, annual competitions and an annual social evening, for which a souvenir card is created.


The current annual subscription is £15 (an out of town subscription is also available).

How to pay your subscripion

(1) By online transfer in sterling to the Society’s account:

Account name: THe Caledonian Philatelic Society

Sort Code: 82-48-08

Account number: 30558446

The sender is responsible for any bank charges involved.

Please quote your iniitial and surname as reference so we can idenify payments.

(2) By cheque in sterling sent to the treasurer.

A. G. Blakeley

7 Albany Drive




(3) If none of the above is suitable, please contact the Secretary for advice.


Visitors will receive a warm welcome, however regular visitors are encouraged to join the Societ.

Membership benefits include access to the Caledonian Philatelic Society exchange packet circuit, impartial philatelic advice should you or your family wish to dispose of a collection and a personal email account, subject to availability. Contact the webmaster with your proposed email name if you wish to take up this offer.

Uddingston Stamp & Postcard Group

If you cannot attend in an evening or if you are at a loose end on the 2nd Monday of every month, then this daytime club is the place to be. Sponsored by the Caledonian Philatelic Society the meetings take place in the Park Church Hall, Main Street, Uddingston from 10am-12 noon. For more details and to find out more click this link.