LINKS OF INTEREST
The following links will lead to a wider world of Scottish interests. To be listed here, websites must be approved by Society executives.
1st MARQUIS OF MONTROSE SOCIETY | http://www.montrose-society.org.uk/
Learn more about our Graham ancestor, The Great Montrose, at this site.
Membership is welcome.
ARDOCH HOLIDAY COTTAGE |http://www.holiday-cottage-scotland.co.uk
The Wing of Orchil Castle was a Graham Family Estate. For more information on the history, genealogy, Scottish clans and families associated with Orchil, click on this link: http://www.holiday-cottage-scotland.co.uk/geneology.html
Take a virtual visit to Electric Scotland at and see a web page listing some resources and information about the Clan Graham. A link to our Society’s website is included, and select/sample issues of The Clan Graham News are archived on that site. The direct link to the Clan Graham page on Electric Scotland is at:
Electric Scotland was created in 1996 and is maintained by Alastair McIntyre, GOTJ, FSA Scot. Besides clans and families information, the website has a news feed about the Scots diaspora and features articles and photos about Scottish agriculture and wildlife; books; business; children’s stories; culture and language; famous Scots; food (including haggis) and drink; games; genealogy; health; history and historic places; humor; music; poetry; religion; Robert Burns; Scots-Irish; Scots regiments; tartans; trivia; travel and much more.
The Clan Graham Society website also utilizes the news feed from Electric Scotland.
GENEALOGY AND HISTORY LIBRARY LINKS (GHLL) |
This website is a helpful resource for members researching their Graham roots.
It is maintained by Earl Ross, a contributor and Scottish Clan Coordinator.
GRAEME OF INCHBRAKIE | http://www.inchbrakie.com/
Dedicated to the Graemes of the House of Inchbrakie, the site aims to build an online museum with photos and other resources for this branch of the Graham family. Of interest is information about the Grahams in Jamaica and those involved with the 42nd (Black Watch) in the U.S. War of Independence.
GRAHAM HIGHLANDERS PIPE BAND | http://www.stjohnsburyacademy.org/page.cfm?p=69
The Saint Johnsbury Academy Graham Highlanders Pipe
Band was founded in November 1998 to be of service
to the school community and Caledonia County in New England and to assist in educating the youth of the area in remembering
and preserving Scottish tradition. The high school band wears the Graham of Montrose tartan and proudly promotes Celtic Arts.
GRAHAMS OF JAMAICA, W.I. | http://gwgraeme.tripod.com/index.html
A personal site of G. W. Graeme, who is tracing the descendents of Bonnie Dundee and the Grahams of Jamaica.
HERALDRY SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND |http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk/
Learn more about the proper use of heraldry from this site. The Heraldry Society of Scotland, founded in 1977, accepts membership and encourages people to learn more about coats or arms and heraldic arts.
HOW TO BUY A KILT | http://www.scotweb.co.uk/kiltsandtartan
Dr. Nicholas J. Fiddes, Governor of the Scottish Tartans Authority, has written a free guide to why you should wear a kilt and what kind of kilt to get; how to source true quality and avoid the swindlers; find your own tartans and get the best materials; know the outfit for any occasion and understand accessories. It's all available in a downloadable PDF format (1.5MB). All views and information are the personal views of the author but he has a lot of experience and background. It's written in non-technical language to be as clear and easy to read as possible and serves as a helpful guide to the national dress.
KILTR | http://www.kiltr.com
Check out the Clan Graham Group on Scotland's social network. Similar to Facebook, KILTR is the new clan—one which embraces all and any with roots and ties to Scotland, a means of forging a new community, bonded by a common past and dreams of a common future, working and creating together on KILTR and off KILTR.
The clan is the original social network, the most fundamental of Scottish concepts and one that has existed for centuries. It is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word ‘Clann’, meaning Family, and still enjoys strong contemporary connotations even today through the ties it gives us to our homeland and the wider Scottish community.
It exemplifies the values of interdependence, heritage, organisation and bonds shared by the KILTR community and embodies all that is best from Scottish people when they join together. As the world has widened, this age-old concept of clann has been weakened, although the word endures, but in an age of fast and easy global communication the chance arises to embrace a wider family, unfettered by borders or bigotry, once again.
KILTR is the platform that brings together individuals and organisations with a connection to Scotland to share, exchange and work on new and creative ideas, goals and projects. Joined by a shared identity, regardless of geographic location or economic status, KILTR forges new bonds through a vibrant international community driven by endeavor and enterprise and an exciting structure of like-minded people. Watch an introduction to KILTR on this Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/63435787
MUGDOCK CASTLE | http://www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk/
The Mugdock Castle, located 12 miles north of Glasgow, Scotland, was the ancient seat of the Clan Graham between 1372 and 1700. Built around a courtyard, the castle was entered through a gatehouse with a portcullis. The South West Tower has four stories with a single room on each floor. The main entrance to the tower is by external stairs that leads to the Laird’s bedroom. In 1641, the castle was partly destroyed on orders from Parliament, but James Graham lived there until 1644. On the execution of James in 1650, the lands were forfeited to the Marquis of Argyll, Archibald Campbell. In 1655, Mugdock was returned to the Grahams and restored over a two-year period. In 1682, the Grahams bought Buchanan Old House near Drymen, a dwelling more fitting the title of “Marquis” but kept the family official seat at Mugdock for a long period of time. Now, several centuries later, the castle still stands with the Graham heritage intact with a special room housing historical artifacts and documents with valuable clan and Scottish information. The grounds are now a park, which is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions offering a great countryside experience. Tours, cultural events, recreational activities, corporate functions and private celebrations take place at Mugdock. To help preserve this important Graham site, donations and fundraising are necessary. Sales from the Mugdock Collection also help with annual maintenance, restoration and refurbishment efforts.
RAMPART SCOTLAND NEWSLETTER | http://www.rampantscotland.com/letter.htm
The Rampant Scotland Newsletter is your weekly insight into what has been happening in Scotland, snipped from the Scottish media, for Scots in Scotland and abroad, bringing you news, events plus a Scottish magazine section. Printed with 100% recycled electrons, Rampant Scotland Newsletter is also available by e-mail. Just send an e-mail to "Scottie" at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Subscribe Newsletter" as the subject line and a text version of these free Scottish snippets of news will arrive in your mailbox every weekend!
SCOTTISH HERITAGE USA |http://www.scottishheritageusa.org/
An organization based in North Carolina, this group welcomes members to learn more about their roots. Scottish Heritage USA was founded in 1965 by Ward Melville "to recognize and enhance the original bonds of ancestral and national character among the peoples of Scotland and North America; and to disseminate knowledge of their respective cultural heritages; and in furtherance of such purposes to support the preservation of historic sites, the maintenance of centers of artistic and literary endeavor and such other activities as may be appropriate."
SCOTTISH MUSIC | http://www.scottishmusic.co.uk/
The Caledonians are a duo who perform classic Scottish songs at events. Listen to some music samples on their site.
TARTAN WEEK |http://www.tartanweek.com/
Based in New York City, this website provides information about parades and various celebrations surrounding Tartan Week in April every year.