The Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society is based at Montrose Museum and was formed in 1836, making it the second oldest Antiquarian Society in Scotland. It provides a focal point for those interested in the local history, archaeology, and the natural world of Montrose and the surrounding area. The main activity for the Society centres around a series of talks that take place on the second Tuesday of every month between September and April. These talks are open to all, not just to our members. To see the full programme of talks for the season, please click on Programme above.
Membership is open to anyone, the annual subscription being £12.00 which entitles the member free entry to all eight monthly meetings. Meetings are held in Montrose Museum at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome at £3.00 per meeting. School age children are admitted free. Please contact us if you wish to find out more about joining.
The next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017 to hear a talk entitled Bridges and Roads across the North Esk Through Time by Donald Macpherson, Bridges and Structures Manager, Aberdeenshire Council.
Donald's presentation will describe the four main bridge crossings over the North Esk through time, namely Gannochy Bridge, the old and new Upper North Water Bridges, Marykirk Bridge and the Lower North Water Bridge. His talk will examine the construction of these bridges and their relationship to the developing road network in the area.
Donald is a native of Aberdeen, and attended the University of Aberdeen. A Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, Donald is Bridges and Structures Manager with Aberdeenshire Council, where he has worked for 30 years. His interests include walking and exploring the rich history of the North East of Scotland.
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