https://youtu.be/YVmU9Af8lHs South West of Dumfries and sitting in an area of natural mineral springs, lies a mineral rich well, known locally as the Brow Well, which sits beside the Brow Burn. The waters are rich in iron and many other mineral salts leading to the historic suggestion that bathing in it carried healing and health… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Brow Well
This is taken from the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 and is an important piece of our history. We are mentioned in its listings as representatives of the shire of Nithsdale and Dumfries, given the responsibility to uplift monies as required by the Crown to arm and maintain its forces. The Chief of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Act anent supply of 1707
According to American History, the Star Spangled Banner, which led to the anthem of the same name, was raised over Fort Henry in Baltimore on the 14th September 1814. This was done to celebrate a crucial victory over the British during the war of 1812-1815. It is said that the sight of those Broad stripes… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Star Spangled Banner
An official tartan for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has been registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans in Edinburgh, Scotland. In a similar vein to the Carruthers tartan, the colours of this tartan were chosen to represent different aspects of what it represents ie the Royal Canadian Navy, where: black is their new uniform;… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Royal Canadian Navy: Official new tartan registered.
This piece is not here to discuss intermarriage or genealogy (the latter being sadly and seriously tainted in some quarters), but simply to look at what the facts and history tells us about why, other than for commercial reasons, Carruthers would traditionally be listed as a sept of the family of Bruce. It is fair to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bruce and Carruthers, the historic links.
One of the questions we regularly receive is; 'How do we buy the official Carruthers tartan'? Carruthers have never had a tartan of its own until one was registered in our name recently. In fact, there is no evidence that any Scottish clan or family had a tartan assigned to their name prior to the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Tartan, where to buy it and how to wear it.
Every now and then our research picks up a gem of information, today we would like to share such a piece with you. In November 1965, arms were matriculated by the Reverend Arthur Stanley Carruthers FSA Scot, co-author of the book, Records of the Carruthers Family with RC Reid. This matriculation showed that he was… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Another living Carruthers Armiger discovered.
CLAN CARRUTHERS SOCIETY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 501(c)(3) Registered Organisation (Proudly representing all Carruthers and derivatrives of our Name in the USA) WHO ARE WE Clan Carruthers is a Scottish Border Clan and Family, who can trace their paternal line back to 900AD and a Swedish male and their maternal line much further into… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Meet the USA Board
People often quote the 1587 Act of the Suppression of Unruly Clans as the one which clearly mentions the Border families as clans, but there was another that names many of those same, but as surnames rather than clans. That was the 1595 Act for Punishment of Theft, Robbery, Oppression and Sorning (To Sorn; to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The 1595 Act for Punishment of Theft, Robbery, Oppression and Sorning
After another run on our merchandise, which again led to another weave of the Carruthers Tartan, the sashes are now back in stock. Orders previously made will be sent out this week. However, if buying one why not include a clan broach to go with it. The one to the left is the ancient rendition… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Tartan Sashes back in stock