Who we are ...
Welcome to Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society. The 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 £12.00 which entitles the member free entry to the 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 next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 8th November in Montrose Museum. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Matt Barnes from the Marine Conservation Society.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK's leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. The voice for our seas for almost 30 years, MCS champions protection for marine wildlife, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches. Community Engagement Manager Matt Barnes will be delivering a community talk entitled "Plastics and Poo - Threats to Scottish Marine Life". This talk will highlight the work of the charity throughout the country, describe some of our amazing marine life, discuss the problems it faces and show some of the things we can do to help.
Matt studied environmental Conservation and Ecological Survey Techniques at University and after spending around 10 years travelling the world as a SCUBA diving instructor has spent the last 7 years working for Environmental NGO's.