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A Welcome Message from the Chief

Ceud Mìle Fàilte!
The Chief, Lord Strathspey
The Chief, Lord Strathspey

I bid you welcome to the Website of the Clan Grant Society of the UK.

In the 950 years since our progenitor arrived in Scotland, the history of Clan Grant has been fascinating and varied. In days gone by, the pressures of the times and difficult lines of communication have meant that too many Clansfolk have lost touch with too much our heritage as they spread to the far corners of these islands and, indeed the globe. I am delighted that this medium has already allowed so many more to reconnect with the centre and has made possible the correction of many half-truths. I am delighted that this heritage has now been set out coherently and in detail in the newly published book “Scottish Clans: Legend Logic & Evidence”.

Recent years have seen considerable progress for the Clan. Beyond our customary annual Gathering at Abernethy in Strathspey and our Spring weekends in the North of England, I was delighted to meet with many members of our American Society at the Stone Mountain Games in Georgia in October 2008; the Clan was represented at the Homecoming Weekend in Edinburgh in July 2009. At our 3rd International Gathering in August 2010 it was particularly warming to meet with many previously "lost" clansfolk from the Cherokee Nation (now recognised as the Siol Lewis).

The Chief and Judy`s visit to Grants Mill, Winnipeg 
The Chief and Judy`s visit to Grant`s Mill, Winnipeg

I was delighted to be able to return the compliment by attending the Cherokee National Holiday in September 2011 and, in July 2012, to visit Grant`s Mill, Winnipeg where I met with so many Métis descendants of Cuthbert Grant (now recognised as the Siol Cudbright) and those of William Grant of Trois Rivières.

I also look forward to meeting again with Grants in the UK at Harrogate in April 2013 and at the Gathering in Abernethy in August 2013 (see details elsewhere on this site).

We continue to explore every avenue towards developing the Clan Centre at Duthil. We are greatly in need of financial support towards this and very much hope that you will consider taking part. Much of Grant lore has now been digitised onto two CDs and these we are giving to those who make substantial donations to the Centre.

Sláinte Mhath and Stand Fast!

Strathspey

Sir James Grant of Grant, Lord Strathspey, Baronet of Nova Scotia, 33rd Chief of Grant

Duthil, November 30th 2012