The Battle of Pinkie or giving it its full title, the battle of Pinkie Cleugh, was a disaster for both Scotland and the borderers who fought there. It was to be the last pitched battle between England and Scotland. This piece is taken almost wholly, to include the bibliography, from the superb history site: battefieldsofbritain.co.uk… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh
As we cover the evidenced history of our family and now that we have our hereditary Chief in place, we thought it would be interesting to further introduce some close members of the Chiefs line. According to our research and the evidence available to us, we currently have two major lines in existence with living… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Mitchell-Carruthers (Holmains)
We thank our Executive Secretary, Graham Carruthers from Canada for this excellent post. According to the 'Records of the Carruthers Family' by Carruthers and Reid, the state on page 38 in the last paragraph, that 'the Carruthers Clan lived within Annandale and were chiefly located at Mouswald and Holmains and numerous adjacent places. This district… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Middlebie Church
Some wrongly chose to suggest that the confirmation of a Chief or Commander of a Scottish clan by the Lord Lyon King of Arms are only for the Scots members of the clan or family. This of course is grossly inaccurate and seems to be perpetrated to feed some business agenda. In the case of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Clan MacEwan – en route to a Chief
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