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Gathering of the Clans

John Mitchell Grant in Princes Street Gardens  -  1950s

Gathering of the Clans  -  John Mitchell Grant in Princes Street Gardens

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland

 

International Gathering of the Clans

Thank you to Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of his father.

Donald wrote:

John Mitchell Grant

"This photo of my father was taken in Princes Street Gardens at an International Gathering Of The Clans in Edinburgh in the 1950s.  I'm not sure of the exact year, but I can say that it has to be before May of 1956 which is when my father died.

I'm told that he was Standard Bearer for the Clan Grant in the parade along Princes Street.  This explains the flag.

My father was John Mitchell Grant.  He was known to friends and family as Jack.  He was an industrial chemist and worked in Chancelot Mill at Bonnington.

Hopefully some of the site's regular visitors can date the photo for us."

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  October 8, 2009

Question

Date of the Photo

If you can help to date this photo, please email me, then I'll pass on the message to Donald Grant.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  October 11, 2009

Answer

Date of the Photo

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland for reminding me that the answer to the question about the date of the march was already on the EdinPhoto web site.  The date was August 18, 1951

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  Masssed Pipers march along Princes Street towards the West End during the Gathering of the Clans  -  18 August 1951

 

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