2022 Convention

 

Our 75th Annual Convention is planned to take place from Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October in the city of Dundee in Scotland. The Convention will be held at the Queens Hotel in the city centre (see www.queenshotel-dundee.com).

A Booking form for the event can be found here.

A Competition Entry form can be found here.

The draft programme of events is:-

Wednesday 28 September
1500hrs                 Meet and greet
1800hrs                 Dinner
2000hrs                 Philatelic displays by the Scottish group       
2000hrs                 Ladies informal meeting
Followed by auction viewing,  informal bourse and philaholic group meeting
Thursday 29 September
0830hrs                 Executive Committee meeting
0930hrs                 Members displays up to 18 sheets with 5 minute presentations
1230hrs                 Break for lunch
1330hrs                 Coach outing to Scone Palace, return by 1700hrs
1800hrs                 Dinner
2000hrs                 Philatelic display by
2000hrs                 Ladies programme t.b.a.
Followed by auction viewing, informal bourse and philaholic group meeting.
Friday 30 September
0845hrs                 Fellows meeting
0900hrs                 Committee meeting
1030hrs                 Philatelic display by
1230hrs                  Break for lunch
1330hrs                 Free afternoon to explore one or more of the Dundee attractions within walking distance of the hotel. These include the V&A Museum, the Discovery Centre, the MacManus Galleries, the Verdant Works Museum etc.
1800hrs                 Dinner
2000hrs                 Philatelic display by
2000hrs                 Ladies programme t.b.a.
Followed by auction viewing, informal bourse and philaholic group meeting.
Saturday 1 October
0900hrs                 Annual General Meeting
1030hrs                 Competition entries on display and judges critique.
                                Additional time for members 18 sheet displays if required and/or additional philatelic display.
1300 – 1400hrs    Final viewing of auction lots
1400hrs                 Auction.
1830hrs                 Presidents Reception
1900hrs                 Banquet and Awards Presentation
Sunday 2 October
Farewells after breakfast.

To aid planning we have listed below some detailed travel information on how to get to and from Dundee and on the current Covid regulations that apply in Scotland:-

TRAVEL INFORMATION - COVID 19:-

The first thing to note is any requirements relating to the COVID 19 pandemic. We very much hope that all of these will have been relaxed by the time Convention comes around. Currently, there are no restrictions on international travel into the UK regardless of your vaccination status. However, these things can change from time to time so if you are planning to travel from overseas we strongly suggest to check the current travel requirements at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/ We would also suggest travel insurance be in place in case there are any last minute changes to the rules.

WHEN IN SCOTLAND:-

Current regulation requires the wearing of face masks in all enclosed places such as shops and restaurants etc (obviously not when eating and drinking) and on public transport. These regulations are scheduled to become guidance only from 18 April 2022.

Note that the regulations in Scotland are often different to those in England and Wales.

TRAVEL TO AND FROM DUNDEE:-

BY AIR:-

A google search will reveal that Dundee does have an airport. However, do not get excited! Currently the only regular services in and out of this small airport are from London City (twice a day) and Belfast (few times a week). The airport is also some way out of the city so not the ideal place to arrive.

The easiest places to fly to are either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports. Both of these have frequent rail links to Dundee and our hotel is a short walk from Dundee railway station (or even shorter taxi ride)- see below.

BY RAIL:-

Dundee is on the main east coast rail network and has regular services to Edinburgh and points south to London, to Glasgow and points south and west, to Aberdeen etc. The Dundee railway station is very close to our hotel (short walk or even shorter taxi ride).

Trains from Glasgow Queen Street take between 1 1/2 and 2 hours to reach Dundee and depart roughly every 30 mins during the day.

Trains from Edinburgh take between 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 hours and depart roughly every 30 minutes.

Direct services from London (Kings Cross) take just under 6 hours to reach Dundee.

For more details and options visit https://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/

BY COACH:-

The Megabus franchise runs coach services from all corners of the UK to Dundee. Journey times are generally longer than rail (roughly double from London for example) but prices are far cheaper (less than half from London for example).

The main coach station in Dundee is in the city centre a short taxi ride from our hotel.

For more details and options visit https://uk.megabus.com

BY CAR:-

For those with SATNAV, the postcode of the hotel is DD1 4DU. A map will be provided to those who book to attend and indicate arrival by car.

The hotel has a fairly large car park at the rear (entry to the left of the hotel when facing the front). It is a 'pay and display' car park but hotel residents and visitors get free parking - just make sure to register your vehicle when you check in.

 
 

Last updated on 31 March, 2022  
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