Welcome to the Clan Grant Society of the UK.
Stand Fast Craigellachie! is the slogan of Clan Grant. The ancestors of the Grants were in Strathspey during the reign of Malcolm III, and their main task was to ensure that the beacon atop Craigelachie (by Aviemore) was lit to warn the King - and the rest of lowland Scotland - if danger threatened from the North.
Our Clan Crest - an image of a burning hill proper - represents the burning beacons atop Craigelachie. Members of the Clan would gather in order to organize for an attack or defense and they would assemble for battle in a distinctive red and green plaid.
Our Motto: Stand Fast reflects our attitude towards any attack from the north.
Our current Clan Chief is The Rt. Hon Sir James Grant of Grant, The 6th Lord Strathspey, Baronet of Nova Scotia, 33rd Chief of Grant
Upcoming Clan Events
Fri 17th - Sun 19th April 2015 - Spring Weekend at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Sun 21st - 28th June 2015 - Grantown 250 Festival of Events
Fri 7th - Sun 9th August 2015 - Annual Clan Gathering at the Abernethy Highland Games, Nethybridge
The annual Clan Gathering is held over a weekend in August during the Abernethy Highland Games in Strathspey. It is an occasion not to be missed when Grants from all over the country gather to enjoy a day out at the Games, followed by an evening meal and ceilidh. On Sunday the AGM is held at the Clan Grant Centre in Duthil. More ...
Spring Weekends are hosted each year in various locations in the North of England. This is a chance for our UK members who are unable to attend the annual Clan Gathering at Nethybridge to meet with the rest of the Clan. More ...
The International Clan Gathering has been held every five years - most recently in August 2010. There were visits arranged to places of interest for visitors from Clan Grant Societies in Australia, USA, Canada and the Cherokee Nation. More ...
The Clan Grant Society took part in The Clan Gathering at Edinburgh`s Holyrood Park during the `Homecoming Scotland 2009` celebrations. Clan Grant had a welcome tent at the "Clan Village" and participated in the "March of the Clans" up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. More ...