Clan Gathering

Group Photo at Clan Gathering Dinner 2014

The Annual Clan Gathering

The Clan Grant Society hosts its annual Clan Gathering over a weekend in August to coincide with the Abernethy Highland Games which is held on the Saturday. The Weekend begins on the Friday before the Games with a welcome drinks party in the Clan Grant Centre at Duthil. Every 5 years an International Gathering is held and the next one was due to be in 2020 until Covid disrupted things a little!

The Clan March 2014  
The Clan March into the Games

On Saturday the games commence with the Clan March, where members of the Society march to the opening ceremony of the Games in traditional dress, led by our Parade Marshal and following the band of massed pipes and drums. The procession begins at the Nethybridge Hotel, where many Clan members stay overnight, and ends in the Games Field for the opening ceremony.

For details of this year`s Highland Games Program please visit the official  Abernethy Highland Games website.

The Clan Tent 2014
Meeting at the Clan Tent

The Clan Grant Society has a Welcome Tent at the Games where society members from the UK and overseas can meet each other and share information with visitors relating to Clan Grant and its history. There is a visitor`s book to sign, fruit cake and a dram to enjoy, and the Society always hopes to recruit one or two new members during the day.

The games are a great family day out and gives clan members a chance to meet their kinsfolk for a wee dram (or two)!

Look in The Gallery for images from the latest Clan Gathering and Games.

Ceilidh Dance 2014
Ceilidh at Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

Following an eventful day at the Games on Saturday, a formal kilt and black tie evening meal and ceilidh is hosted at a local hotel.

Past venues have included the Hilton Coylumbridge near Aviemore, the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey and the Nethybridge Hotel.

On Sunday the Clan Grant Society AGM is held at the Clan Centre at Duthil, for those who have not overdone it the night before!

AGM at Duthil
AGM at the Duthil Clan Cent

On Monday afternoon, Sir Archie and Lady Fiona Grant invite members to join them for Afternoon Tea at their home at the House of Monymusk, which is a nice way to round off the weekend`s activities.

There are also Spring Weekends held annually in the North of England (either in Harrogate in Yorkshire, or Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria), and International Gatherings are sometimes held for our overseas members.

We have new website for visitors to the Strathspey area, to help with planning a trip to the annual Clan Gathering, visiting Clan Grant sites of interest, booking accommodation and travel etc. Check it out at:

The Annual Clan Gathering - Programme of Events 2019

Friday 9th August 2019

6 - 8 pm - Drinks party at the Clan Grant Centre, Duthil.

Saturday 10th August

10.30 am -  Clan Tent at Abernethy Games Open.

12.30 pm - Assemble at Nethybridge Hotel for March to opening ceremony of the games. March starts at 1:15 pm sharp.

7:30 pm - Welcome drink at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

7:45 pm - Group Photo.

8:00 pm - Buffet Dinner and Ceilidh at the Grant Arms Hotel. The buffet consists of three main courses to choose from, a selection of puddings, followed by tea or coffee. Please pre-order your wine before dinner.

12:00 Midnight - Auld Lang Syne.

Tickets for the dinner and ceilidh are £ 35.00 per person in advance. You can purchase tickets on our clan visitor`s website below:

Tickets for the Annual Clan Grant Gathering Dinner & Ceilidh 2019

Alternatively make a cheque payable to "Clan Grant Society" and send to Judy Lewis at: The Old Manse, Duthil, Carrbridge, The Highlands, PH23 3ND. Please note that receipts and tickets will not be sent out to keep our costs down, but your place(s) will be reserved on receipt of your cheque.

Sunday, 11th August 2019

11:00 am - Clan Grant Society AGM at the Clan Centre, Duthil Kirk.

(Programme of Events 2019 available for download above)