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Book your place at the Congress

  • Please pay your Congress fees to secure your place at the Congress and at the Congress Banquet. The form below will enable you to pay both in one transaction either by PayPal or credit/debit card.

  • If you want to pay by cheque or BACS/IBAN bank transfer, please contact the Registrar for the relevant details.

  • If you have not previously registered your full personal details please follow this link to do so.

Delegate fee
Fee for the full Congress: £265
See note below
Fee for one day - choose one
See note below

The banquet is open to a Congress delegate and one guest.
Choose one of the following:

Glasgow Heraldic Visits
This tour on 13th August is now fully booked.
If you want to join the waiting list, please follow this link to contact the Registrar.

Heraldic, architectural, and historical post-congress tour
This 3-day tour is now fully booked.
If you want to join the waiting list, please follow this link to contact the Registrar.

The Head Court of the Lord Lyon
There is no charge for attending the Court, but you must have a ticket.
Follow this link to send an email to the Registrar to apply.

Additional payments and Donations
If you have any supplementary payment to make, or wish to give a donation, use this button:


As in past Congresses we have set a fee which is as low as we think prudent. This is £265.

This covers what you would expect, ie the printed programme, the Congress bag with contents, and a copy of the Congress Proceedings when it is published. Also included are the Procession from the Trades Hall to the City Chambers, entry to the Lord Provost’s Reception, supper, and the Ceilidh, all to be held in the City Chambers on the first night. Partners of delegates are also invited to join in all these Wednesday evening activities. The cost of the Dinner, the Saturday Heraldic Visits in Glasgow, and the Three Day Tour are not included in the Delegate fee.

The names of full Congress Delegates will be included in the delegate list in the programme and the Proceedings, as in the past. It is a requirement that the Proceedings should be published. The Proceedings will, on past experience, be very expensive to produce because of the short print-run and the fact that they have to be in full colour.


We have also introduced a day rate, to allow people who might not otherwise have been able to attend the full Congress, or who would like a ‘taster’ to attend a particular day only. This can be booked for no more than two days, and we shall not accept bookings for three day-tickets.

The daily rate does not include the printed programme, the Congress bag, the Congress Proceedings, or taking part in the procession and entry to the Civic Reception, the Ceilidh or attending the sitting of the Head Court of the Lord Lyon. It simply allows you to attend the lectures for the day booked. We purposely excluded everything except attendance at the lectures, to make the day fee as low as possible, hoping to attract new people to venture to a Congress.

Day tickets can be paid for online or on the morning of the day, but we cannot accept credit cards then, so cash only, please!


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