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.
2017 - 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 20th May. The guest speaker is Andrew Lind.
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.
The AGM, followed by a light lunch, will be held at the Royal Scots Club, Albany Street, Edinburgh. Non members are always welcome to join us at this event, but prior notification to the secretary is requested.
2017 Autumn Trip
The 2017 Autumn Trip will take place from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September and will concentrate on the places and events in Perthshire that were linked to Montrose’s campaign. Details are still being finalised and once confirmed will be posted here.
2016 Autumn Trip
In 2016 we were delighted to welcome new members and first time attendees at our annual field trip. The group included members from the Isle of Man and California as well as those from all over the UK. Although, at the start of the weekend, the weather was unkind to us, we covered the full itinerary, visiting the sites of the battles of Aberdeen & Fyvie, the Brig o’ Dee, St Fittick’s Churchyard and Fyvie Castle, finishing up at the Truidh, the stone erected by the Society in 2003, overlooking Glen Tilt in Perthshire where Montrose unfurled the king’s banner in 1644.
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.