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.
Dates for your Diaries
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual General Meeting could not be held in person as usual in May. It was hoped the situation might have eased enough to allow us to go on our field trip in September, but this was not the case. As the months passed, the Council decided to hold a virtual AGM and the relevant papers were circulated to the membership 3 weeks in advance of a Trustees’ meeting. Members were invited to comment and acknowledge receipt of the papers.
On 2nd November 2020 the Trustees held a virtual AGM to ensure due diligence and good governance of the Society. The Treasurer’s Report was accepted. As there were no new nominations for the Council, all existing members were re-elected.
We hope we will be able to hold our AGM in May 2021 followed by the field trip in early September. The Council is paying close attention to the ongoing situation and we will let you know as soon as plans can be made.
Shelagh Macpherson Noble
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.