FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND BAZAARS 

March 15t​h​  -   Grant Arms Hotel - 7.30pm.  

Read the program here - Fairs, Festivals & Bazaars

 

February 15t​h​ 2019       Grantown East End

This part of Grantown was, through the decades home of a great many worthies and the source of many tales.  It was the territory of the East Enders whose clan lands ran from the Court House to the last houses at the end of what is now Castle Road East. Of the youngsters one author wrote, “Our sports were generally held on the street, shinty and football played between the end houses and the Court House.  Marbles. Skipping. Bonnettie and lots of other games would be indulged in.  Dogs and Hares. Hide & seek through the Back yards and gardens all going well until some man or woman would make an appearance raging on us for the noise we made.  …… On Saturdays and School holidays with barrows and bags some of the boys would go down to the Spey for sand for the use of our Mothers in scrubbing the floor…….” Reports such as this, stories of residents gone but not forgotten and memories of times gone by are the source of the February Society talk. Grant Arms Hotel - 7.30pm.

Bridge over the East End Burn looking along Castle Road

Bridge over the East End Burn looking along Castle Road

January 18t​h​ 2019      The A 939   

Through the Eastern Highlands there are a great many main and minor roads, roads old and new; trails, tracks, drove roads, thieves roads, smugglers trails – military roads, parliamentary and statute roads, estate and church roads and all have legends, stories to tell, scenes to admire and interesting places to visit. The A 939 and its associated military road from Royal Deeside to the Moray Firth as well as being one of Scotland’s valued scenic routes it is almost certainly one of the most historic. January’s presentation is a selection, a mere taster, along the route running from Braemar to Nairn and Inverness across some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. Grant Arms Hotel -  7.30pm.

2019

September 20 - 22nd​   Fiddler of Strathspey Festival

March 15t​h​    Fairs, Fetes and Bazaars

February 15t​h​     Grantown East End

January 18t​h​       The A 939   

2018

November 16th​      Strathspey Farmers’ Club

October 19th​     Ballindalloch Castle

September 21st​         AGM and Place Names around Grantown

June 8th, 9th& 10th​     Fiddler of Strathspey Festival

April 6th​      Castles of Strathspey

March 26th​     Highland Textiles (Newtonmore 2pm)

March 16th​      Sgt. John Minnery MC, DCM

February 16th​   “Kompani Linge” & Scottish Civic Trust

January 26th​    “Grantown on Glass”

2017


November 17
th​   The Square & Castle Road

October 20th​   250 years of Grantown Grammar 

September 15th     Conference - Joint with Museum - Richard Waitt

July - October    Richard Waitt Exhibition at Grantown Museum

June 23/24   Fiddler of Strathspey Festival

March 17th   March Meeting “Textiles”

February 17th    February Meeting “The Bookie Stuarts”