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 the right. We are happy to welcome our sister organisation - Montrose Basin Heritage Society - to our website. Details can be found on the main menu.


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 talk will be on Tuesday 9th December by Andy Wakelin. The illustrated talk, "A Wildlife Walk around Montrose", will take the audience on a virtual tour round the town, pointing out the wide range of wildlife that it is possible to see. Hopefully this will encourage everyone to get out to enjoy the local wildlife and report what they find.

An amateur wildlife photographer and Montrose resident for over 30 years, Andy Wakelin has retired from a career in academia and now devotes his time to a variety of charities including the Scottish Wildlife Trust. He was a regular contributor to the Basin Notes column in the Montrose Review and has written articles about Montrose Basin for other publications including The Leopard. Some of his photos have be used in calendars and other publications. He has been a committee member of BRISC (Biological Recording in Scotland) since 2002.

Where we are ...