The Grantown Society


The Grantown Society was formed in 1974 with the principal objective to collect and record information about the life and culture of the 18th Century Planned Town and its surroundings as well as promoting and conserving its unique heritage.

The Society is an active member of the Scottish Civic Trust and the Scottish Local History Forum. It also runs monthly meetings in the winter months as well as periodic events, walks and exhibitions.

In 2015, The Society took the lead in a nine day high profile festival celebrating the foundation of the Town, leaving a lasting legacy. A similar, though smaller event took place in 2016. Both included “The Fiddler of Strathspey” fiddle competition. This was expanded into a weekend festival in June 2017. This same year sees the culmination of the Society’s plans for an exhibition of international importance featuring the work of 18th century artist Richard Waitt.

The Society is currently leading on a much needed Grantown conservation area review and appraisal.


+44 (0)7709 270044


Bill Sadler
Chairman and Grantown 250 lead co-ordinator
+44 (0)7709 270044

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Events List

Date Title Town/City
16 November, 2018 - 19:30 Talk - Strathspey Farmers' Club Grantown-on-Spey
19 October, 2018 - 19:30 Illustrated Talk on Ballindalloch Grantown-on-Spey
21 September, 2018 - 19:30 Place Names around Grantown Grantown-on-Spey
15 September, 2017 (All day) Richard Waitt: New Perspectives on Culture and Context Grantown on Spey
20 January, 2017 - 19:30 Eighteenth Century Textiles Grantown on Spey
18 November, 2016 - 19:45 Reading Grantown Houses Grantown on Spey
21 October, 2016 - 19:30 The Last Engine Driver Grantown on Spey
16 September, 2016 - 19:30 Highland Games - Glengarry 1816: Grantown 1838 Grantown on Spey
22 June, 2016 (All day) Grantown 2016 Festival Grantown
22 June, 2016 (All day) Georgian Planned Village Tour Grantown on Spey
18 March, 2016 - 19:30 A Walk Around Grantown Through Old Photographs Grantown on Spey
19 February, 2016 - 19:30 Telling Tales Grantown on Spey