Scottish Association of Magical Societies

Scottish Conjurers Association present – A Lecture by David Stone. Wednesday 28th November


Scottish Conjurers Association present a lecture by David Stone at;

Premier Inn,
Ballater Street,

G5 0TW on Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm.

This is a lecture not to be missed! For those of you who have been lucky enough to see him lecture (Colin!) you will know just how amazing he is!! This is a must see lecture.

Scottish Conjurers Association presents – A Lecture by Colin McLeod


The Scottish Conjurers Association are proud to present a lecture from a rising star in mentalism, Scotland’s own Colin McLeod, on Wednesday 7th September at 7.30pm

This lecture will be in the SCA’s usual Venue of;
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre,
Balcarres Avenue,
G12 0QF

Admission to non-members is £10.00

I hope you can make it along 7th

Brendan Kirk
Secretary to the SCA

For more information please see his promotional flyer

SAM’s Meeting


The next SAM’s meeting will take place on 7th November, at the Mariner Liesure Centre, Glasgow Road, Camelon, FK1 4HJ at 10.30am.

The Scottish Conjurers’ Association present a Lecture by Max Gordon


The Scottish Conjurers’ Association present Max Gordon’s ‘Magic To Mentalism’ lecture.

It will take place as usual at;
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre, 10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, Glasgow, G12 0QF.
Wednesday 27 October at 7.30pm.

Entry fee for visitors is £10. 

Max Gordon poster.

SAMS Convention 2010


All of us from Forth Valley Magic Circle had a great time at SAMS 2010 and would like to thank everyone who helped organise the event. Special thanks of course go to George and Janet. Also a big thank you to those who represented the club in the competitions, Peter Kinney and Archie Smith. Congratulations must escpecially go to William Williamson who managed to walk away with three prizes for Kilmarnock MC. Here are the results in full:

John Ramsay Rosebowl (best effect in Close Up competition) – Chris Dinwoodie (SCA)
Anne Warlock Trophy (winner of Close Up competition) – Michael Neto (Kilmarnock MC)
Max Raskin Cup (winner of Children’s Magic Competition) – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Fletcher Cup (2nd Place in Stage competition) – George Colvan (Glasgow MC)
Harold McMillan Shield (winner of Stage competition) – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Murray Wand for Showmanship – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Jack Silver Award (for best dealer) – Adrian Sullivan
Sir Alexander Cannon Trophy (winners of Ledgerdemain League) – Kilmarnock MC
Jimmy Craig Quaich – Paul Nardini

Scottish Association of Magical Societies Convention 2010


This years convention will be held in the Tontine Hotel, Greenock on Friday 30th of April till the Sunday 2nd of May. Dealers will be Adrian Sullivan, David Forrest Full 52 Productions and Jimmy Craig. Confirmed lectures are David Forrest and John Archer. Gala show Brian Jeffrey’s Fly by Nite, David Lees, Clive Moore, John Archer and Guy Barrett.

Sams convention registration desk opens at 6pm on the friday and the convention starts at 7.30 with an opening of the convention with a buffet provided followed by the president’s show and the opening of the dealers.

SAMS Convention Competition News


The forthcoming SAMS Convention will take place 30th April to 2nd May 2010 in Greenock. We would like to remind you of the competitions we are running and once again ask for people who wish to enter to put their names forward.

  • Harold McMillan Shield presented for the most entertaining 10 minute stage act.
  • Max Raskin Cup presented for the most entertaining 10 minute presentation of magic for children.
  • The Anne Warlock Trophy is awarded for the most entertaining 10 minute close-up act.
  • John Ramsay Rose Bowl is awarded for the most entertaining close-up effect.

The closing date for entries is 30th March.

Mentalism Monday


Just a quick reminder to members that tonight’s meeting will be on mentalism. SAM’s President George Colvan and his wife Janet have kindly agreed to join us. Should be a good one. Goatees not required.

Forth Valley Competition 2009



Congratulations to all the participants in last nights Forth Valley Magic Circle Competition. The turnout was exceptional with 8 members performing on the night. The winner of the McDonald Cup was Colin Mackenzie (above being presented with the cup by SAMS president George Colvan). Second place was Geoff Todd and third place was taken by our very own President, Peter Kinney.

Our thanks go to the judges for taking time out to mark the acts. Special thanks must go to SAMS President George Colvan and especially to Janet Colvan who acted as assistant for most of the acts.

Dundee Society of Magicians SAMS 2011


Dundee_logoCongratulations to the Dundee Society of Magicians whose proposal was accepted to host the 2011 convention for The Scottish Association of Magicial Societies. SAMS President George Colvan confirmed the appointment of Dundee at a meeting of SAMS earlier this month and noted the amount of work which had been put in preparing the competing bids.

Again, our congratulations go to Dundee, and we look forward to hearing about their progress in delivering the 2011 convention.