The 1st Marquis of Montrose Society

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.


Society Calendars

The Society has produced a calendar for 2019.

Packed full of information including what happened on this day, each month has illustrations or snippets of the Great Marquis’s poetry and speeches. It’s something to keep for future reference, or why not give to family of friends?

Competitively priced at £8.00 each, with £2.00 for (UK) postage, please contact our Chairman, Malcolm McVittie at to order your copy and enquire about overseas postage costs.

As there was a limited print run, you may want to order one in the very near future to avoid disappointment.

Council Meeting

The Council held a successful autumn meeting and work actively continues on behalf of the Society.

Dates for your Diaries

AGM & Lunch: 18th May 2019

Autumn Field Trip: 6th, 7th & 8th September 2019

Further details for both events will follow early in 2019.

Join Us!

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.

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