Who We Are

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 first meeting of the 2018-2019 programme will be held in Montrose Museum on Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 7:30 pm. David Chouman, President of the Aberdeen Society of Architects, will give a talk entitled "A Life in Ruins: in the care of built heritage".

Chartered as an Architect in 1998, David took up the post of Historic Buildings Architect with the National Trust for Scotland in 2000. With an office in the grounds of Castle Fraser, Dave was responsible for the development and care of properties including Haddo House, Dunkeld Village, Mar Lodge and Fyvie Castle. David's lecture will share experience of projects on some of these estates.

In 2007 David attained Accreditation in Building Conservation from the Architect's Society and established his own practice in Aberdeen, focusing on the care and adaptation of historic buildings, projects on several of which have won awards.

On a lighter note, David has told us that his two children are embarking on careers in the engineering sector, so he and his wife are planning to indulge themselves in some exotic travelling over the next few years in a bid to spend their kid's inheritance....

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