Who are we?

The Edinburgh Philatelic Society was formed in 1927 and we celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2002. We have met in several different venues over the years, but we currently meet in: St Mark's Unitarian Church Hall, 7 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, just off Lothian Road.

We meet on alternate tuesdays;
the Hall is open from 7.00pm and the meeting begins at 7.30pm. If you are a member of another philatelic society and you are visiting Edinburgh during our season, why not call in and visit us?

Recent meetings

Bob Catto displayed UK 2001 onwards on October 4th. He showed many sets, miniature sheets, booklets and individual stamps that many of us have never seen, simply because they do not appear on the mail that comes through our letterboxes, and are often not available at our local post offices.


Syllabus 2016/2017




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September 20th

President's evening

David Mekie

October 4th

Modern GB 2001 up

Bob Catto

October 18th

The Mathiesons Entertain

Maureen & Ken Mathieson

November 1st

Commerce in the post

Ron Goodfellow

November 15th

Birds & Eighty

Sid Morgan & Alex Shepherd

November 29th

A Quartet of Members

Laila, George B, Rod A & Doug D

December 13th

Twenty Plenty

Mike Humphries

January 10th

N.E.I. / Indonesia

David Mekie

January 24th

Br. Solomon Islands

Robin Sherman

February 7th

The Art of the Stamp

Mike Faulds

February 21st

GB Kings GV & GVI

Stephen Weir

March 7th

Visit to Edinburgh Gin

Organised by Irene Catto

March 21st

A story of three halfs

M.Mood Tyneside PS

April 4th

Forty years on.


April 18th

AGM + Social (90th Birthday)


Exchange Packet

We have a thriving exchange packet which is sent out fortnightly throughout the year. The packet secretary is always looking for new books for the packet. If you have any that you would like us to circulate, please contact the packet secretary by e-mail.

You can contact the packet secretary  at pktsec2.edinps@gmail.com