Grant Tartan - History And Colour Pattern | Scottish Kilt

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This is the historical seat of Clan Grant, located in the town of Grantown-on-Spey. It was originally called Frenchie Castle, but was renamed to Castle Grant in 1694. The castle has been under the control of Clan Grant since the 15th century, but it was originally part of Clan Comyn. The G

Grant Tartan - History And Colour Pattern | Scottish Kilt

Clan Grant was one of the few clans that wasn't forced to leave their homes during the Highland Clearances. "Good Sir James" Grant (the Clan Chief from 1773 to 1811) purposely built the town of Grantown-on-Spey so that his clansmen would have a place to stay and wouldn't have to emigrate. While other Highlanders were being forced to leave because of the changing times, Sir James Grant was busy building an entire town; including schools, mills, factories, a hospital, and an orphanage. Grantown-on-Spey is a reminder of Sir James's loyalty to his clansmen.

According to one theory, the ancestors of the chiefs of Clan Grant came to Scotland with the Normans to England. The name is found soon after the conquest of that country, although some historians have asserted that the Grants were part of the Siol Alpin group of families who descend from Alpin, father of Kenneth MacAlpin, first king of Scots. The oral history of the clan and later recorded in writing for the clan chiefs instead recounts an origin from Norway before coming to the lands in Strathspey with Malcolm III.

The first Grants in Scotland appeared in the 13th century. They got the land of Stratherrick by marrying Mary, daughter of Sir John Bisset. From this marriage, came at least two sons. One of these sons was Sir Laurence le Grand who became Sheriff of Inverness. He married the daughter of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan. She was descended from Donald III, King of Scotland.

Crest Description: The Craig Elachie, or "The Rock of Alarm", is a rallying point for the Grants. When signal fires are lit upon the summit of Craig Elachie, members of the clan would gather there in order to organise for an attack or defence.

Motto: Stand Fast, Stand Sure

Where did the Grant clan come from?

The name Grant has been an influential one throughout Scotland’s history but the exact origins of the ancient Clan Grant remain a subject of discussion. According to traditional oral histories of the Clan Grant, its origins may lie with the Viking, Haakon Grandt of Norway, who settled in Scotland around 960, after a brief stay in Ireland.

There are a few theories about where the Grants come from. One is that they descended from Kenneth MacAlpin, a 9th century king of the Picts, who became King of Scots. This legend also established the Siol Alpin (descendants of Alpin), a familial bond between the Grants, the MacGregors, and other clans. Another theory is that the Grants came from the south with influential Anglo-Norman feudal barons in the 13th century to establish their foothold in the vicinity of Inverness.

The Grant family has held land in Stratherrick, on the southeastern shores of Loch Ness, since at least the 13th century. Sir Laurence le Grant was Sheriff of Inverness in 1263. John le Grant secured part of Inverallan in 1316 – the first lands held by the Grants in their future stronghold of Strathspey. In the 15th century, Sir Duncan le Grant inherited lands in the barony of Freuchie, near present-day Grantown, thereby establishing the patrimony of future Lairds of Freuchie and Chiefs of the Clan Grant, which lasted almost five centuries.

What clan is Grant?

Clan Grant is a Highland Scottish clan with roots dating back to the 9th century with Kenneth MacAlpine, King of Scotland. The Grants wielded considerable power in Scotland's north-east and were staunch supporters of William Wallace.

The Grants were one of the few Highland clans that escaped the Highland Clearances relatively unscathed. Clan chief "Good Sir James" Grant founded Grantown-on-Spey to provide for his clansmen and keep them from having to emigrate abroad.

The Grant clan's motto is "Stand fast," and the clan crest is a burning mountain.

What tartan is Grant?

This is the historical seat of Clan Grant, located in the town of Grantown-on-Spey. It was originally called Frenchie Castle, but was renamed to Castle Grant in 1694. The castle has been under the control of Clan Grant since the 15th century, but it was originally part of Clan Comyn. The Grant Tartan includes red, green, and navy blue lines. 

Grant Tartan

The Tartan is a beautiful, classy pattern that can make any outfit more stylish. At our shop, we have a wide selection of high-quality kilts, jackets, skirts, and other clothes made of this gorgeous tartan. To make your experience more elegant, we take care of the most intricate details that make this tartan a stylish piece that reflects the refined style of the family. You may order any of the below-listed products in this tartan, and we will make your required garments exactly as per your given measurements.

What accessories should I get with Grant Tartan Kilt?

Carrying on the Scottish legacy of bravery, adventure, and pride, we offer a wide range of Scottish kilts, skirts, and other Kilt accessories. Stitched with love and dedication, customised to your comfort and desire, Scottish Kilts gives you the freedom to be a true representative of your Clan and proud Scots man. With this mission, Scottish Kilt is striving to provide you with a huge range of accessories in all possible tartans, Now you may order/select perfect matching accessories with your desired tartan. 

Tartan Kilt

The Clan Grant Tartan Kilt is a vibrant and eye-catching tartan that will definitely get you noticed when you wear it. The main color is a rich cherry red, with light gray stripes running both horizontally and vertically. Thin silver stripes also run both ways to add a touch of sparkle to the tartan.  This Grant kilt can be made to order so that it fits perfectly right out of the box. When placing your order, please include your hip size, fell measurement, waist size, and kilt length.

Tartan Kilt is made from heavy weight Poly-Viscose with fringe on the apron and extra deep pleats. All pleat are individually sewn down to ensure that they stay sharp and crisp while you at work or attending some formal occasion. The Kilt has three heavy genuine cow hide leather straps that give the kilt an outstanding look and style. This Hunting Stewart Tartan Kilt is an ideal for sports ball or simply as a Fashion wear and above all if you are showing respect to your cultural pride.All our Tartan kilts are handmade and made to measure so you can order any size and length.

Matching Tartan Sporran

The Tartan Sporran from Scottish Kilt provides you with an immense choice of style and occasion.

Matching Tartan Purse, Wallet & Handbags

The Tartan Purse from Scottish Kilt is designed to hold all of your important financial necessities with plenty of space inside for credit cards, debit cards, identification cards, and more.

Matching Tartan Neck Tie & Bow Tie

The Tartan Tie from Scottish Kilt provides a stylish addition to any outfit. Our ties are available in a variety of tartans designs, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

Matching Tartan Fly Plaid

The Tartan Fly Plaid was a large piece of cloth that goes over the left shoulder of the wearer.  It is a simple square of cloth, typically 46" X 46", with fringed edges and a box pleat sewn in one corner.  

Matching Fly Plaid Brooch

Both stylish, beautifully crafted, and totally functional, the Fly Plaid Brooch found here will make your kilt stand out with a bit of unique, personalized flair. 

Matching Tartan Flashes

Modern Flashes are perfect for any size of kilt hose. 

Matching Tartan Trouser or Trew

Take everything you love about tartan kilts and transform them into a more familiar pants style with the Tartan Trouser or Trew. These tartan trews fit like a pair of pants and come in your choice of tartan colors and patterns.

Matching Tartan Scarf

Tartan Scarf differs in weight and color from season to season but its prices remained in the normal range without compromising on class and quality that is the hallmark of purely Scottish traditional Tartan Scarfs.

Where can I find Grant Tartan Fabric?

Scottish Kilt is a trusted store, You can easily get Tartan Fabric by the yard at a very low price. These Tartan fabrics are made with the highest-quality acrylic wool and are about 54 inches wide. There are various color options available which allow you to create the perfect kilt and much more.


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