Speyside is the home of the Clan Grant and they have been settled there since about the 13th century. Early chiefs of this clan held office as Sheriffs of Inverness and by virtue of this high office had great influence upon neighbouring territories. There are several important branches of the Clan, including that of Glenormiston which dates from the 16th century. The Grants participated in battle in support of King and Government, but during the Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745 they did not support the exiled house of Stewart. The Grants of Glenmoriston, however, fought for the Jacobite cause on both occasions.