Friday October 20th
Osprey Room Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown.
The Grantown Society October Meeting
(7.00 for) 7.30pm
“250 years of Grantown Grammar School”
A presentation by Bill Sadler to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Grantown Grammar School.
‘Because New Grantown was founded on an open moor some three miles and a Spey ferry from the nearest parochial school, James Grant of Grant planned from its earliest days to provide a new school for the children of the settlers he hoped to attract to it.
Even before the first stone of the first house was laid in place in June 1765, a central site was selected -
The unexpectedly slow early growth of the new town -
The first master of what came to be called the Grammar school of Grantown, James Innes, arrived with a glowing testimonial and a claim to be able to teach Greek, Latin and book-
(From A lesson in history at the Grammar School. G.A. Dixon. Strathspey and Badenoch Herald 29th August 1991)
That building was on what is now Castle Road but all did not go well for the Grammar School in its early days………
Alex Ross’s shop -
Grammar School in Castle Road
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