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Talks are held in the Legends Suite of the George Hotel, George Street, Montrose, and start at 7:30pm.


Montrose Society Membership is
open to anyone.


Annual subscription

Adults - £15
Visitors - £3/meeting
Juniors - Free

Coffee and tea are available at meetings.

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Registered with the Scottish Civic Trust

Founded in 1956


The Montrose Society serves as a forum for anyone interested in the Royal Burgh of Montrose and district, and in knowing more of its history, people, and events which have shaped, or may yet shape it’s future.

It’s work includes publications on cultural and social history and townscape, and there is a substantial photographic archive.

The Society seeks to encourage high quality design and conservation standards within the built environment. It maintains a “watching brief” on new development and planning applications, and runs a biannual Civic Awards Programme for new architecture, building and townscape conservation, and craftsmanship.

Membership is open to all.


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Programme of Meetings 2016/17


15 September 2016
PHOTOS FROM THE SOCIETY ARCHIVES
John MacPherson, Archivist, Montrose Society

20 October 2016
THE MONTROSE CHARRETTE - 2016
Graham Ross, Austin Smith Lord, Glasgow

17 November 2016
PICTISH STONES IN ANGUS MUSEUMS
Norman Atkinson, formerly Director of Angus Museums

15 December 2016
60 YEARS OF THE VAN WERNINCK STUDIO
Neil Werninck, Photographer, Montrose

19 January 2017
NB Change of Topic
ALEXANDER BURNES & THE MONTROSE MEN WHO RULED INDIA
Craig Murray (Author of "Sikunder Burnes: Master of the Great Game")
Burnes’ circle were the Angus men who ruled India. John Stuart Mill, great philosopher and son of James Mill (originally Milne) of Northwater Bridge, each in turn secretary of the East India Company. James Skinner of Montrose colonel of Skinner’s Horse, still India’s premier regiment. Allan Octavian Hume of Montrose founder of India’s Congress Party, the world’s largest political party. David Ouchterlonie of Montrose conqueror of Nepal. George Buist of Dundee editor of the Bombay Times. James Ramsay of Panmure, Governor General of India. Burnes also worked with Charles Lyell of Kirriemuir, founder of modern geology and tutor of Darwin.

16 February 2017
HISTORY OF SUNNYSIDE
Dr Christopher Pell, NHS Tayside

16 March 2017
“OOR TOON”
Graham Stephen and Raymond Sutton
&
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

April/May 2016 - Date to be confirmed
EXCURSION VISIT TO KIRKSIDE, ST CYRUS
By kind permission of Andrew and Antonia Orr