Bearers of a name that has its roots in the rugged grandeur of the northeast of Scotland, the Craigs of today can boast a truly rich and ancient heritage.
Their origins lie with those early settlers known as the Picts, making them heirs to both a warrior society and a highly sophisticated culture.
The Craigs have excelled, and continue to excel, through wide range of endeavours.
On the silver screen, Daniel Craig is the English actor who was born in 1968 in Chester and who, in 2006, became the sixth actor to take on the role of James Bond in the long-running series of films.
On the football pitch, Jim Craig is the former Scottish right back who played for Celtic from 1965 to 1972 and was a member of the team’s famed ‘Lisbon Lions’ squad that won the 1967 European Cup.
Related here is the vibrant and colourful tale of the Craigs.
Craig Clan Mini-Book Excerpt
"An American Baptist preacher is considered by some experts to have been the rather unlikely inventor of bourbon whiskey and, indeed, there is now a brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey named ‘Reverend Elijah Craig.’
Born in 1738 in Orange County, Virginia, the Rev Elijah Craig, along with his brothers and their extended families and others of the Baptist faith, made the long trek from Virginia to Kentucky in 1781 and eventually founded a community at what is now Georgetown.
In addition to founding a school, the enterprising minister also founded a distillery in 1789; based on corn, the resultant heady brew was known as bourbon, with the Rev Craig claimed by some to have been the first to age the distillation in charred oak casks."