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Clan Lamont Society
About the Society

The Clan Lamont Society was formed in 1895 in  in  Glasgow, Scotland,  under the presidency of Sir James Lamont XIV of Knockdow. 

Today we have nearly 1000 members from around the world. There are sister societies in North America and Australia.

Our Objectives

The founders of the Society determined that the objects of the society would be,

  • the reviving, conserving and promoting of the interests, sentiment and associations of the clan:

  • cultivation of social intercourse among the members;

  • the collecting and preserving of records and traditions relating to the clan, and the publication of the same;

  • the encouragement of education;

  • the rendering of assistance to deserving clansmen; and,

  • any other objects which the society may from time to time determine.

Our beginning

The Society's home and now essentially the clan seat, is The Manse in Inverchaolain, situated on the shores of Loch Striven about 14 miles/23 kilometres from Dunoon (see map).

The "Lamont Room" is dedicated to a collection of memorabilia and archive material.  Clan members are welcome to visit but should contact us  if planning to do so.

Our Home
The Manse in Inverchaolain,  Toward, Dunoon. Argyll, Scotland
The Manse in Inverchaolain,  Toward, Dunoon. Argyll, Scotland
The Society is managed by an elected Council comprising  a President, two Vice-presidents,  a Secretary, a Treasurer, the Editor of the Journal and nine Councillors. 
 
The Council meets formally three times a year. The Annual General Meeting is normally held at the time of the Annual Gathering.  
Management
The 2024 Council 
Mary Lamb
TREASURER
Robert Lamont
 VICE-PRESIDENT
Vacancy
Brett Lamont
Colin Lamont
Susan Miles
Charles Lamant
Gordon Connolly
Julie Lamont
Daniel Lamont
John Wilson
SECRETARY
Vacancy
 VICE-PRESIDENT
Vacancy
JOURNAL EDITOR
Vacancy
COUNCILLORS
PRESIDENT
Donald Black
The Lamont Shield for best juvenile piper at Cowal Games
Reaching out

We maintain a Lamont presence at various Highland Games such as the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon where the Lamont Shield,  gifted by the Society, is awarded annually to the best juvenile piper at the Gathering .

Piping is truly international: the 2023 winner was Liam Nicholson from New South Wales, Australia. 

Our  President, Mary Lamb  at the Oban Games in 2023.  The armed escort, we are assured,  was purely ceremonial.

Aubigny Sur Nere

Every year, the town of Aubigny sur Nere in the Loire Valley of France celebrates its history and its connections with Scotland in les Fètes Franco Ecossaises.    Our President  represented us at the 2023 festival.

Scottish Festival, Aubigny sur Nère, France
Cowal Gathering, Dunoon
Oban Games
Scottish Festival, Aubigny sur Nère, France
President at the Oban Highland Games

Although normally an annual event, the Fêtes will not be held in 2024 as France is hosting the Olympic Games this year. The next will be in 2025.

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