The Clan Chief, Dr Peter Carruthers of Holmains, would like to congratulate the region for its achievements to date and wishes the extended Council good luck in its endeavours. He is proud to see how the Clan and the regions are all coming together under the banner of the officially recognised Clan Carruthers Society -… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: CCSI-Australasia / Oceania
It is historically accurate to state that Carruthers supported two great families. The first was that of the Bruces, up to and including their monarchy, and the second was the Maxwells. During their feud with the Johnstons, Carruthers stood with the Maxwells as supporters of the same. Upset by some of the Kings decisions,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Maxwells and Carruthers, a deep seated bond.
Our Society welcomes stories regarding the history of a Carruthers. This blog celebrates the life of one of our own, James T Carruthers. It was written by his daughter Marie Carruthers, with input from her cousin Stewart Carruthers, from Haddington, who has carried out some background work on the family history. It therefore offers a… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: James (Jim) T. Carruthers, a quiet hero to his family.
Why Join the Clan Carruthers Society - International (CCS-I) Well........do you have Carruthers in your bloodline? Are you proud of your Carruthers and Scottish associations? Would you like to make connections with others of our ilk and find out more about your ancestry and history? Anyone with any Scottish blood surging through their veins and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Join the Society (CCS-I)
There are a host of commercial suppliers of Scottish clan and family coats of arms and surname histories to the general public. This is usually sold under the guise that the arms included are the arms of the family or clan named. However the arms of the clan or family belong to the Chief and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Ancient History Plaque
This article has been compiled by Mr Gary J Carruthers, FSA Scot, our Regional Clan Commissioner for Australasia and Oceania. Gary is also, along with Dana Caruthers Norton and Laurie Carruthers Pasher, one of our most senior Clan Genealogists, as well as being a Carruthers armiger. His arms were granted through matriculation, by the Lord… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Lands and Barony of Holmains – Chiefs of Carruthers
Coming to the end of a horrific year for us all, we would however like to take this opportunity to wish all our family and friends, a very happy and healthy New Year, especially as we reflect on our Society's journey over these last 12 months. As a Society, the Clan Carruthers Society - International, authorised… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: CCS-I Successes and Achievements through 2020
The Border Reiver Clan and Family Carruthers - at a glance Chief's Arms: Gules two chevrons engrailed, between three fleurs de lis Or.Supporters: Two fallow deer bucks RampantCrest: A seraphim volant Proper.Motto: Promptus et Fidelis (ready and faithful)Badge: Gorse (Ulex europaeus)Origin of Name: Topographical - from the Brythonic, Caer Rydderch (fort of Ruthers)Area: Middlebie, West March. Lands: Western Scottish Borders, Dumfriesshire. Original Chiefs: Carruthers… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: At a Glance and FAQ’s
How much do you really know about Carruthers, our history and our heritage? Attached is our Christmas Quiz, put together by our Clan Convenor for your enjoyment. If nothing else, it is something to while away the hours, and a fun way to learn about about who and what we, as Carruthers really are.The answers… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Society Christmas Quiz.
The Unicorn According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Unicorn was a mythological animal resembling a horse or a goat with a single horn on its forehead. The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China. The earliest description in Greek literature of a… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Unicorn, Scotland and the Scottish Monarchy
An insight into the workings of the Trade Guilds of Glasgow. The Trades House of Glasgow was created at the time of reform of Glasgow's local government in 1605. At that time the electorate was essentially divided into two groups: the Merchants and the Craftsmen. The Craft Incorporations were led by the Deacon Convener who… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Trade Guilds of Glasgow – an insight.