Ancient Modern Crest
Gaelic Name: Grannd
Motto: Stand Fast
Origin of Name: French, grand (great)
Lands: Strathspey, Glen Urquhart, Glen Moriston, and Loch Ness
The earliest recordings of Grants in Scotland are from the mid-thirteenth century, and describe the acquisition of Stratherrick land through the marriage of a Grant to Sir John Bisset’s daughter Mary. One of their two children was Sir Laurence le Grand, who became the Sheriff of Inverness. The family supported Robert the Bruce towards his acquisition of the Scottish crown. At the Battle of Dunbar in 1296, both Randolph and John de Grant were overcome and imprisoned for a time.