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Grant Clan

Believed to have arrived on the British Isles following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the Grant family first appeared in Scotland in the 13th century when they acquired lands at Stratherrick near Loch Ness.

The clan would go on to support both William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce during the Scottish War of Independence and upon victory over the English, would be rewarded by grants from Bruce confirming their lands at Strathspey – where they would become establish highland chiefs.

The clan’s historic seat, Castle Grant, was originally a stronghold of Clan Comyn but would be taken by force from them by the Grants and MacGregors around this time.

Today, the current clan chief is The Lord Strathspey (Sir James Patrick Trevor Grant of Grant).

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Septs: ALLAN, ALLEN, BOWIE, BUIE, GILROY, GRANT, MACALLAN, MACGILROY, MACILROY, MACKERRON, MACKESSOCK, MACKIARAN, MCALLAN, MCGILROY, MCILROY, MCKERRON, MCKIARAN, PRATT, SUTTIE
Motto: STAND FAST
Translation: STAND FAST
Crest: A burning hill, Proper
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Grant Ancient

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Grant Modern