The 1st Marquis of Montrose Society was formed in 1995 and was the inspiration of Alan Macpherson Yr. of Cluny.
A passionate and informative follower of Montrose for many years Alan recognised that, despite being one of Scotland's most noble and militarily gifted leaders, the fascinating exploits of James Graham the 1st Marquis were little recognised.
The main aim of the society is to take every opportunity to promote the name of the 1st Marquis and to attempt to raise public awareness of both him and the impact which he had on Scotland during the civil war period.
To this end the society is active in not only raising the profile of James Graham, but also in attempting to get many of the important sites associated with the 1st Marquis better recognised.
2015 - The Year Ahead
The society looks forward to an interesting and enjoyable year ahead.
Dates for your diaries:
AGM and Dedication
Our AGM and dedication will be held on Saturday 23rd May. We are pleased to announce our guest speaker is Lara Haggerty, Library Manager & Keeper of Books at Innerpeffray Library. Lara will tell us the history of the library and its connection to the 1st Marquis. The talk starts at 2pm.
The dedication is held at the Montrose Memorial in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and members with their guests are requested to gather around the Marquis’ tomb at 11.15.
Non members are always welcome to join us at this event but prior notification to the secretary is necessary. The AGM, followed by a light lunch, will be held at the Royal Scots Club, Albany Street, Edinburgh at 12 noon. Non members are always welcome to join us at this event, but prior notification to the secretary is requested.
2015 Autumn Trip
The 2015 autumn trip will take place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September and will be based around Tippermuir and Perth. Details are still being finalised and once confirmed will be posted here.
The Council held a successful autumn meeting and work actively continues on behalf of the Society.
If you have an interest in James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose, and the fascinating history of Scotland in the 17th century, why don’t you join us? New members are always welcome.