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 7:30pm. 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.


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The Programme for 2023-24 is now available.

The next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023 in Montrose Museum when, Kevin Frediani will give a talk entitled The Emerging Role of Dundee Botanic Gardens: Thinking Globally while Acting Locally.

Over the last 30 years, Kevin has become an experienced manager and leader of change in the land use sector. As Curator of Botanic Garden and Head of Grounds at Dundee University, he leads a team that conserves, educates, facilitates research, and delivers a sustainable green infrastructure across the university campuses, sports facilities, and Botanic Garden. He has a background in sustainable land use as a curator, lecturer, and researcher working in large estates, botanic and zoological gardens in the UK and abroad. These include Assistant Superintendent at Windsor Great Park, Hortulanus at Amsterdam Botanic Garden, Curator at London and Whipsnade Zoos and, more recently, Property Manager at Inverewe Garden and Estate for the National Trust for Scotland. He is currently a member of the UrbanReleaf.EU project team enabling citizen-powered data ecosystems to support cross-sectoral innovation and inform the political agenda for informed climate change adaptation and green infrastructure planning in urban environments.

The Museum doors will open at 7pm, with the meeting starting at 7:30pm.

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