Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Presidents' Night"




On Friday evening, after his installation as the new President of the recently restarted meetings of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society, Dr Brian Dow of Carluke introduced a short display of ‘Superlatives’.

With this title, he gave a fascinating display of views of  - "the  Highest, Northernmost, Southernmost, First, Oldest, Earliest, Last, Deepest, Smallest,  Longest, and Best Loved".

These included - Highest Railway in Britain – Snowdon; Northernmost Post Office in world – Alesund;  Southernmost  Post Office in world – Lockroy;  Northernmost Post  Office in Britain – Haroldswick;  Northernmost point on Scottish mainland – Dunnet Head-  Southernmost point – Drummore;  Westernmost point – Ardnamurchan; 

First flight from Scotland to Norway; Highest Post Box in Scotland – Aonach Mor; Oldest Post Office in Scotland – Sanquhar; the world’s First Post Office Tram – Blackpool; First man on the Moon; Longest rail station name in Britain – in Wales!  Highest Football Score – Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0 (in 1885); the Best Loved Whisky – Famous Grouse!

There were many other interesting facts to view!

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday 5th November, 2021, at 7:30pm, when Mrs Ellen Currie will present her display of "A Scottish Alphabet". 

Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend. 

More details of the Society’s programme - and much more information – can be obtained from our web site –