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.
2014 - The Year Ahead
The society looks forward to an interesting and enjoyable year ahead.
Our AGM this year will be held on Saturday 17 May. Our guest speaker at the meeting this year will be society member Alasdair Hutton who will deliver Buchan’s address on ‘Leadership’. Alasdair is well used to making such presentations and, as ‘compere’ for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo for many years, is well known both locally and further afield.
As is traditional, members of the society (and guests) are requested to gather prior to the AGM (at around 11:15am) at the Montrose Memorial in St Giles Cathedral where a short dedication will be made. The AGM itself will be held at the Royal Scots Club at 12 noon.
Non members are always welcome to join us at this event but prior notification to the secretary is necessary.
The autumn trip this year will be to Inverlochy, over the weekend of 26 to 28 September. Visits this year are planned to Inverlochy Castle and battlesite and also Glen Roy, which featured prominently in the famous march over the hills prior to the battle. A guided tour of the West Highland Museum in Fort William has also been organised.
Council members continue to be active in the affairs of the society and our focus is currently on the marking of the battlesite of Tippermuir.
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.