WW2 Soldiers taken at the ruins of Mouswald Tower, note the Drumlanrig Arms above the gateway Carruthers, Logan Estate and Cornal Tower At the entrance to the dale of Moffat, in the parish of Moffat in upper Annandale in the county of Dumfriesshire, lay the ruins of Cornel Tower, an ancient Border Keep that once… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers of Mouswald, Shield Bearer to the Red Douglas and more on Marion of Mouswald.
Mysore Maharajah Palace and Gardens During the time of the British rule in India (1757-1947) and after, many Scots to include members of our own family saw India as the place for expats to go. Employment came in various guises; the East India Company or its regiments, the British Army in India, independent British interests… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Snippets from a Carruthers Diary in India – part 3 From India to Ceylon
Robert Burns This famous poem by Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, is known throughout the world. This poem, first penned in 1793 in the Scots tongue remains a clarion call against tyranny in all its forms. It was stimulated by a visit by Burns to the battlefield at Bannockburn in Stirlingshire, where he imagined the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scot’s Wa Hae, Burns, Wallace and Bruce.
Although the first Sir Lyndsay of the Mount, Lord Lyon from 1542-1554, completed 'The Register of Arms of the Scottish Nobility and Gentry in 1542, it was not until many years later, during the time of Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, Lord Lyon (1663-1677) that a Register was established covering the registration of all Scottish… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Pin of Carruthers Arms through the ages
Sunday, 25 December 2022 Dear Clan, Five years ago, almost to the day, I received a very unexpected letter. It was from an Anthony Maxwell, writing on behalf of a Dr George Carruthers. They believed I was the rightful hereditary Chief of Carruthers, and urged me to petition the Lord Lyon accordingly. I knew my… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Christmas Message from the Chief.
It is always interesting to receive questions regarding our postings, especially if it’s based on weak information posted on the net. The Buchanan So the question we have received is: ‘did the inauguration of the Buchanan chief include a vote to choose him as chief'? The answer is quite simply No! The question arose based… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: What is the inauguration of a Chief ?
Our Chief proudly wearing Carruthers tartan (centre), at the Buchanan's inauguration with some of the other chiefs in attendance. Chief's Arms Our hereditary Chief, Peter Carruthers of Holmains, 22nd of his line has his Birthday today and we at the Society and the home of his clan and family wish to convey all our best… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Birthday wishes to the Chief
Another Scottish Chief is inaugurated this year, officiated by the Lord Lyon, without whose acceptance of the Chief's claims and his line, would not be recognised to bear the Arms of that clan and as such would not be recognised as a Scottish Clan Chief. MacBain/MacBean Chief On the death of the 21st Chief, Hughston… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Inaguration of the Chief of Clan MacBean/MacBain
Wishing you all the very best of the Christmas season from both our Chief, Dr Peter Carruthers of Holmains and our Society worlwide. God Bless you all.
As a Member of the Royal Celtic Society our Convenor, Dr George Carruthers FSA Scot, has pleasure in sharing this newsletter with you. Please Enjoy !!!