Grantown 250 celebrations

logoGrantown is celebrating the laying of the first stone of the first building in the town with an extravaganza spanning eight days and seven themes.  

The first building was a linen manufactory and what evolved around it is a unique Scottish Eighteenth Century planned settlement.  

On 28th June 1765, John Grant, a weaver from Rothiemurchus, watched the start of his new business venture which within that summer was to be one of several new buildings in James Grant of Grant’s new town.  

Exactly 250 years later, Grantown will be marking this event and highlighting all that this vibrant community has since become. Few places, better than Grantown, can illustrate the changes in Highland life in the second half of the Eighteenth Century.  

From 20th - 28th June  the town will be hosting a wide diversity of events including exhibitions and festivals at various venues throughout the town. 

This project, Grantown 250, is being co-ordinated by The Grantown Society and will involve all elements of the community. Why not come along and join in for what will be the Highlands' BIGGEST birthday party. Support for these celebrations has come from The Highland Council through the Badenoch and Strathspey Ward Discretionary Budget. 

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18 Jun 2015
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