Town history proving to be a hit with readers

A NEW book about the history of Montrose is selling fast, with almost a quarter of its print run allocated in under three weeks.

‘Vikings to Victorians’, the third book compiled by members of the Montrose Basin Heritage Society (MBHS), has enjoyed a larger print run than their last publication and the volunteer authors are extremely pleased with its positive reception, making their hard work well worthwhile.

Books have been requested from all over Britain and the group has been told they are also being posted around the world to ex-Montrosians and others in the run up to Christmas. As the title suggest, the book charts the history of the town from its early beginnings to its emergence as a thriving trading port and covers many sometimes unexpected aspects of the area and its people.

A grant from the Angus Council has allowed the books to be priced at £8.99 but copies will be available at the Montrose Natural History Society on meeting on Tuesday, December 11, and at the Montrose Society’s meeting tonight (Thursday) at a reduced price of £8. Copies will also be available at the Macmillan Christmas Fair in Montrose Town Hall this Sunday as well as from the MBHS via www/montrosebasinheritage.org.uk and local retailers.