A name with a number of possible points of origin that include from a family of Norman knights who settled in Scotland in the mid-twelfth century, ‘Grant’ features prominently in the pages of the colourful drama that is the nation’s history.
One indication of their prominence is that Sir Lawrence de Grant is recorded as Sheriff of Inverness in 1260, while their main territories were Strathspey and Rothiemurchas.
Absorbing and assimilating the culture of the native Gaels, they were for some time allied to the powerful Clan Gordon before bitterly quarrelling with them over religious matters.
Supporters of the Jacobite cause to restore the Royal House of Stuart to the throne in 1715, they lost many of their lands until they were restored twenty years later, while during the Jacobite Rising of 1745 the Grants were divided as they fought for both sides.
Presented here is the stirring tale of the Grants.