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 the AGM at the Clan Grant Centre at Duthil at 4:30pm.

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 past Clan Gatherings 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 morning the Tent Party assemble at the games field to put down the clan tent and new volunteers are very welcome!

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

We have separate Visitors Website 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 2022

Friday 12th August

4:30 pm - AGM Clan Grant Centre, Duthil.

Saturday 13th August

Games & Clan March

10.30 am -  Clan Tent at Abernethy Games Open.

12.30 pm - Assemble at Nethybridge Hotel for March to opening ceremony of the games.

1:15pm sharp - March to the Games.

Dinner & Ceilidh at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

7:00 for 7:30 pm - Welcome drink.

8:00 pm - Entry of the Chief.

The buffet consists of three main courses to choose from, and a selection of puddings. Please pre-order your wine with the hotel before dinner. After dinner there will be coffee and speeches followed by entertainment from the Monadh Rhuadh ceilidh band.

11:30 pm - 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 2022

Alternatively make a cheque payable to "Clan Grant Society" and send to Andy Grant at: 2 St Peter`s Croft, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FT. 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, 14th August

Morning - Tent Party assemble at the games field to put down the clan tent. New volunteers welcome.

(Programme of Events 2022 available for download above)