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 will be held in Montrose Museum at 7:30pm on Tuesday 12th February 2018, and is to be delivered by Professor Alastair Dawson, Honorary Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Dundee.
In addition to his current academic work at the University of Dundee, Professor Dawson has served as a consultant on a range of coastal erosion problems in Scotland, including numerous golf course developments and oil and gas installations. He has undertaken research and published many papers and articles on patterns of climate change in Scotland, particularly in relation to patterns of storminess and its impact on Scotland's coastline. In 2009, his book, "So Fair and Foul a Day: a history of Scotland's Weather and Climate" (Birlinn, Edinburgh) was short-listed for a Saltire Award.
In this talk, entitled "Understanding the Coastal Evolution of the Montrose Area", Professor Dawson will explain the impact of storminess on the coastline of Eastern Scotland, past and present.
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