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TITLE
Photo of Alexander Grant at home with friends
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PHOTO_001
PLACENAME
Tomnahurich, Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
11592
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fiddling
fishing rods
angling
anglers
Photo of Alexander Grant at home with friends

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

This photograph shows an elderly Alexander Grant (centre) at home with his daughter and friends, one of whom is holding a Grant 'Vibration' fishing rod


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Photo of Alexander Grant at home with friends

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fiddlers; fiddles; fiddling; fishing rods; angling; anglers

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant (photographs)

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).<br /> <br /> This photograph shows an elderly Alexander Grant (centre) at home with his daughter and friends, one of whom is holding a Grant 'Vibration' fishing rod <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a><br />