As we announced last week, after a gap of 210 years (and after 12 long years of research, hard work and waiting) Clan Carruthers has a chief, Dr Simon Peter Carruthers, who now becomes known as 'Carruthers of Holmains'. Simon Peter Carruthers' (known as Peter) claim to chiefship has been upheld by the Lord Lyon… Continue reading Confirmation of Chief of Carruthers
Based on our announcement that both registered Carruthers tartans would be made available through our Clan Society Shop, we have decided to concentrate our blog on the tartan we have used as a sept of Bruce. In as much as anyone can wear whichever tartan they wish, unless its a private weave, all Bruce tartans remain… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Bruce Tartan; Ancient, Modern, Hunting etc
The Genealogy of John Franklin Carothers and the fabled tale of a link to the line of Carruthers chiefs..............or not as the case may be! In November 1937 John Franklin Carothers wrote his Genealogical Record of the Ancestors and Descendants of John Franklin Carothers, which in itself was a monumental task . However his claims and those using… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Research of John Franklin Carothers – an exposé.
With the decision on a Carruthers Chief having been made by the Lord Lyon, a decision our society fully supports, it is important to be aware of certain protocols when representing the family either at home or abroad. This will ensure neither the representative, nor the clan are left open to ridicule and thus our… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Wearing of Feathers.
As we await the announcement of our chief by the Lord Lyon, which we expect in the weeks ahead, we will revisit the origin of our family and clan. In many cases when dealing with the origins of any large group, gathering the evidence can be difficult as we go back in time, but when… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Origins of the Name and Family of Carruthers.
Highland games and gatherings occur throughout the world and not simply in Scotland. They are events where those of Scottish blood and heritage, celebrate their culture with pride, wherever they reside. In the same vein as other cultures, competitions to prove strength, endurance, skill and honour became a central hub to these events. However, they… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: At the Fergus Festival
Taken from the BBC website; BBC.com, here is an interesting piece by Addison Nugent. She writes this as part of a travelogue and it may be of interest to our members. Other information gleened from Knights Tempar International, UK. Genealogical Archives, electricscotland and the excellant research by AJ Carruthers is included. She writes: "It was… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Secret Seat of the Templar.
Some for their own ends claim the laws governing a Scottish clan vary from country to country, however nothing could be further from the truth. The laws relating to a Scottish clan, its Chief, confirmation of the same and their Arms are governed, as one would suspect in dealings with a Scottish clan, by the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Are the laws governing Scottish clans different, in different Countries?
Highland Games, Gatherings and Festivals are events usually held from the Spring to the Autumn (Fall). They are designed to celibrate our Scottish culture, heritage and traditions, not only in Scotland but in such places as Australia, Canada, the US and in fact anyplace where groups of expats Scots or their descendants gather. There are… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Clan Gatherings and their Etiquette
Eur Ing Professor - DONALD CARRUTHERS CBE CEng FICE FIHT Donald Carruthers was born and educated in Lancashire, England. Upon completion of National Service with the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, the Corp of the British Army that maintains military equipment, he spent two years with contractors prior to joining West Riding County Council in… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Prof. Donald Carruthers CBE