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.
At the next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society, which will be held in Montrose Museum at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, 11th December, Dr Gwen Maggs the North East Conservation Officer with the Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels project will give a talk entitled "Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels". She will present the current status of the red squirrel population in Scotland, the work they are doing to control grey squirrels on a landscape scale, the progress they're making and the future for the red squirrels. Dr Maggs will highlight the role volunteers play in the project and the incredible efforts which are being made to protect local red populations and how, by developing community action, they hope to create a project legacy and ensure red squirrel protection across the country into the future.
Dr Maggs' background has been in the conservation of tropical island species but, following her PhD in conservation science, she specialised in large-scale invasive species management.
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