clan graham society

Failte! "Rioghail agus Maraon" ~ Loyal and United


2019 AGM

Clan Graham Society 2019 Annual General Meeting

On July 11th 2019, Grahams from all over the world will gather at Blowing Rock, North Carolina for our Annual General Meeting! This event held in conjuction with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games promises to provide world class fun and excitement for families of all ages.

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PISTOL FIRED IN ANGER BY THE MARQUESS OF MONTROSE AND HIS COUSIN JOHN GRAHAM (OR GRAEME) OF DUCHRAY, BELIEVED FOUNDER OF THE BLACK WATCH

A long left-handed brass and silver pistol date carved 1615, part of the collection of National Museums Scotland Acc. No. M.1932.217, on display in Edinburgh Castle Museum, was I believe one of the 1 st Marquess of Montrose’s principal weapons in his defence of the Crown against the Covenanters in the 1600’s...

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Scholarship Opportunity!

The officers of the Clan Graham Society have established a special scholarship to encourage and promote Scottish arts and culture. Members of the Clan Graham Society and their relatives will be considered first to receive the scholarship funds, but the funds are not restricted to Clan Graham Society members. The application form is down loadable HERE (PDF). The annual deadline of March 31st has been extended to April 30th. If you, or anyone you know, would like to be considered for these funds, or need more information, please contact Jennifer Graham Haskell at jghinvail@gmail.com

News and Notices...

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the Graham’s who run the Clan Graham Society. Its officers and representatives are all over the North American Continent welcoming their kinsmen at Scottish gatherings with enthusiasm. The Society has embarked on a, new to them, way of communicating with their members using emails and social media with all of the challenges that involves. The Society is going strong with much to look forward to considering its planned activities in 2019, 2020 and beyond. Its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2019 will be held during the annual gathering of the Clans at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, where the Society was first formed by those that gathered around my predecessor, Chieftain Harry Graham, back in the 70’s. This is a spectacular location which all of you who go will see for yourselves. During this event, details of the 2020 AGM in Scotland will be announced. My wife, Kate, and I will lead this trip in late July, early August 2020. It will include people, venues and locations of interest to Grahams going as far North as we can go to the Orkney Islands where we will see locations at which Grahams have had influence. Much of the splendor of Scotland will be included in this trip. Many special locations will be included and as always we’ll be greeted by our friends at Mugdock Castle. We expect to join our Chief, His Grace the Duke of Montrose, at lunch by Buchanan Castle, and once again meet his daughter, The Lady Hermione, to see the location of her mothers, the late Duchess of Montrose, charitable work at the Preshal Trust. I do hope to meet, once again or perhaps for the first time, many of you soon.

In the meantime Kate and I send you our best wishes.

aye,

Richard

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Richard Graham

Clan Graham Memorial Stone at Grandfather Mountain

Clans that participate in the Parade of Tartans at the Grandfather Games have been invited to purchase a 24 inch square granite stone which will be permanently set in concrete to create an entrance walk at the main entrance to the Grandfather Mountain Games field at MacRae Meadows.

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