Clan Lamont Exhibition and Book

Clan Lamont exhibiton

Clan Lamont exhibiton

Volunteers Margaret Hubbard and Bob Reid of the Castle House Museum have been hard at work over the past year to bring together research from a number of Lamont papers related to historian Hector McKechnie, the author of the definitive history of the Clan Lamont “The Lamont Clan, 1235-1935 : seven centuries of clan history from record evidence which are part of the museum’s collection. Many other volunteers and staff helped to organise the layout of this permanent exhibition which officially opened on Saturday 30 July, 2022 of the Clan Lamont gathering by our new president Mary Lamb.

Opening Clan Lamont Exhibition Castle House Museum by Mary Lamb

Opening Clan Lamont Exhibition Castle House Museum by Mary Lamb

The documents include charters, Acts of Parliament, genealogies dating back to the 1300s, sheet music, correspondence with international libraries and records offices. Contributors ranged from Lamont clansmen and women to, surprisingly senior members of Clan Campbell. This permanent exhibition covers the origin of Clan Lamont, their battles, changing fortunes and famous Lamonts past and present and is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.
The Castle House Museum also published a booklet “A History of the Clan Lamont” coinciding with the Clan Lamont Gathering and the official opening of the Clan Lamont Exhibition. They worked collaboratively on this project, but wrote chapters separately with the result they have different voices and styles of writing.
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    A History of the Clan Lamont


    A short insight into the history of the Clan, their life up to the 17th Century, resettlement in Argyll after the Dunoon Massacre, an exciting account of the Knockdow Lamont plantations in Trinidad and roll call of “Famous Lamonts”. The book was written by local volunteers and supported by our Societies Clan Lamont archives at Inverchaolain.



    A4 format booklet containing 40 pages
    Authors: Margaret Hubbard and Robert Reid, volunteer researchers for Castle House Museum Dunoon
    2022@ Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Trust
    Published by Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Trust

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    Weight0.23 kg