The Friends of the William Lamb Studio (commonly known as the Friends of William Lamb) is a community group established in Montrose, Scotland in 1977. In 1978 the William Lamb Memorial Studio - William Lamb’s own working studio from 1935 until his death in 1951 - was to be re-opened and developed as a small gallery and museum to the memory of William Lamb – one of Scotland’s finest sculptor and artist - under the management of the Museum Service of Angus Council.

The Friends was established to support the Council in arrange regular openings and guided tours of the Studio, promoting both the Studio and Lamb himself; as well as researching Lamb and all aspects of his working life - his art pieces and models and the context in which they were created. In addition we disseminate that information through the sponsorship and publication of books, articles, leaflets and guides. They have helped with funding and developing the Studio and its collections, thereby creating an outstanding exhibition that draws visitors from all over the world.

The William Lamb Memorial Studio is located at the east end of Trades Close a small pedestrian row that leads from the High Street, Montrose to Market Street.

Since 2019 the Lamb Studio (owned by Angus Council) is subject to new arrangements. The Friends of William Lamb will arrange and run all public Studio openings. The Studio “collections” will be managed by ANGUSalive on behalf of Angus Council – all collections queries should be addressed to

In addition the Friends share “Lamb” information through the sponsorship or publication of books, articles, leaflets and guides and through a series of non-Studio events – walks, talks and displays and exhibitions.

The Friends is a community group that runs under a constitution. Membership is open to all on the payment of a small annual fee. Throughout the year Officers and Committee will arrange Studio openings, activities and special events related to the aims of the group, usually around Angus or in the Studio. These events are supported by Friends volunteers.

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Latest News

Latest News: March 2022

  • We can report our latest news about the launch of the Angus poetry book “What No Scones” in late November last year. In spite of the double challenges of Covid and then “Storm Arwen” on the weekend of the first launch, sales have gone ahead well. Some of you may no doubt have bought copies of the books and seen a number of poems inspired by the poets’ visit to the Lamb Studio when they launched their first book. There is a tribute poem to Jonathan Stansfeld, a long term and stalwart supporter of both Lamb’s artworks and the Studio. The Friends were kindly offered a third of the profits of the book sales (together with Marie Curie and Havilah, Arbroath) and we are pleased to announce that a generous cheque to support our work has already arrived. Thanks to the poets Robert Ramsay, Jake Hensman, Gavin Dobson and David Conran Smith. No doubt many of you look forward to another reading of their poems in due course.