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TITLE
Tribute to Alexander Grant, 'People's Journal', 11 July 1942
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_NEWSPAPERCUTTINGS_004
DATE OF IMAGE
1942
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6913
KEYWORDS
fiddles
fiddlers
fiddling
fishing rods
Tribute to Alexander Grant, 'People's Journal', 11 July 1942

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 tribute to Alexander Grant, 'Musician and Inventor', is from the 'People's Journal', 11th July, 1942. The 'People's Journal' was one of many popular weekly papers which appeared in Scotland following the repeal of the Stamp Duties in the 1850s. From its inception in Dundee in 1858, it quickly grew into thirteen editions covering Scotland's major cities, towns and regions

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Tribute to Alexander Grant, 'People's Journal', 11 July 1942

1940s

fiddles; fiddlers; fiddling; fishing rods

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - miscellaneous printed pages

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 tribute to Alexander Grant, 'Musician and Inventor', is from the 'People's Journal', 11th July, 1942. The 'People's Journal' was one of many popular weekly papers which appeared in Scotland following the repeal of the Stamp Duties in the 1850s. From its inception in Dundee in 1858, it quickly grew into thirteen editions covering Scotland's major cities, towns and regions