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 7:30pm. 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 9 November 2021 when Alasdair Sutherland will give a presentation on "The Romans in Scotland and Tayside". Alasdair, a former librarian with Angus Council, spent much of his working life researching and presenting talks on Scottish history, with a particular emphasis on the history of Angus. He has always been struck by how big a role Angus has played in the nation's story.
For his talk to the Society, Alasdair will concentrate on what is known about the Romans in Scotland. He has said that "Popular history tells us that a Roman army invaded Scotland in 79 AD (or 84 AD, or 85 AD) and defeated the Caledonians at the Battle of Mons Graupius - and that is about all! Archaeology, however, tells us a very different and much fuller story".
On this occasion, the meeting will be held by Zoom. Members will be sent a link, but information on how to attend the meeting online can be obtained by email by clicking this link and those attending can join from 7:20pm for the 7:30 start time for the talk.
The Programme for 2021-22 is available on the Programme page.
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