The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Cinema venue for students’ exhibition


CHANNEL ISLAND stamps are to be issued in Scotland for the first time at a conference in Perth.

Stamp collectors will meet in the Fair City for the annual congress of the Associatio­n of Scottish Philatelic Societies.

Fans of stamps, postcards and other items of postal history will be able to visit more than 30 dealers to try and find items missing from their collection­s.

This year, for the first time, Jersey Philatelic Bureau will be present to give collectors an opportunit­y to purchase its materials.

In addition, a Post and Go machine will issue Jersey stamps for the first time north of the border.

Displays by the host society, the Scottish Postal History Society, as well as national, open and junior competitio­n entries, can be seen at the conference.

Entry is free and there is free parking.

The event will be held in the Dewars Centre on April 11 and 12 from 10am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

Further informatio­n, including details of the special commemorat­ive cover and card, can be seen by visiting www.scottishph­ A VIRTUAL exhibition of work by Perth College students and secondary pupils has been held in Perth Playhouse cinema.

Regally Bound featured a photograph­ic showcase and stop-frame animations. All the work was created in one day in a collaborat­ive group project.

Ellis Macdonald, of Perth Academy, said: “We started as a group of individual­s from different schools but this project allowed us to become an effective group working together.”

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