The Modern Clan
The chiefs of Clan Lamont lived at Ardlamont until the last of their lands were sold in 1893 by the 21st chief, John Henry Lamont of Lamont, who emigrated to Australia. Around the time of the sale Ardlamont was being rented out to hunting parties and lent its name to one of the most notorious Victorian murder mysteries “the Ardlamont Mystery”.
The present chief of the clan is Peter Noel Lamont of that Ilk, Chief of the Name and Arms of Lamont, who is a member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. The current chief is a parish priest in Marayong (a suburb of Sydney), New South Wales, Australia
Clan Lamont Society
The Clan Lamont Society was formed in 1895 in Glasgow, Scotland with the purpose to keep alive the values and traditions of the clan. The principle founder was Lieut-Colonel William Belfour Lamont, VD. In 1906, a memorial was erected by the Clan Lamont Society at Dunoon, commemorating the many Lamonts who were killed in 1646. Every year the society lays a wreath at Dunoon to commemorate the site. A significant benefactor to the society was Augusta Lamont the last Lamont Laird of Knockdow who left an endowment and the Manse at Inverchaolain to the society. The Society provides the Lamont Shield at the Cowal Highland Gathering, which is an award given to the best Juvenile (under 18) Solo piper at the games.