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 £15.00 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 is on Tuesday 12th February 2019 when a talk entitled "The Devensian Ice Age and Mons Graupius" will be given by Fred Powada.
Fred's interest in this subject stems for the work he and his wife have undertaken with the Bridge of Mondynes Bervie Water Riparian Land Trustees, involving research into the Bervie Water and how it should be managed. His discussions with many people living in the area have provided him with important insights into what has happened in and around the Bervie over time. Additional important sources of information have been a number of old maps of the area and the 90AD "Agricola" by Tacitus, whose writings resonate with some of the problems of our own times.
The Museum doors will open at 7pm, with the meeting starting at 7:30. Meetings of the Society are open to all. Annual subscription to the Society costs £15, non-members may attend for £3 per visit, and school students may attend free of charge.
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