Chief, Clan Carruthers, Coat of Arms, COSCA, USA

Clan Carruthers: Article in the COSCA Claymore

33103731_1617874241644552_5133627323458781184_nAfter the Society’s inception in 2017, our Clan Commissioner for the USA, Dana Caruthers Norton advised us that the Council Of Scottish Clans & Associations was the premier clan organisation to be in membership of in the US. She discussed her plans with us and enrolled us into this organisation. We are proud to be placed, along with the many other clans and organisations in membership and able to represent the interests of Clan Carruthers in the US as we do through our membership of Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC).

It gives us pleasure therefore, to announce that an article on our Clan and Chief have been included in their newsletter: Claymore July 2020 – see below for link.

In the same vein as Clan Carruthers Society – USA, which is incorporated in the state of South Carolina, COSCA is a registered IRS Section 501c3 public charity, albeit incorporated in the state of Delaware, USA.

The Article:





iu-8.jpegThe organization (COSCA) was founded in 1976 by Dr. Herbert MacNeal and a handful of other dedicated volunteers, for the purpose of supporting Scottish Clan organizations and preserving Scottish heritage in the USA.

The initial meeting of COSCA was held at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC.  Carruthers were due to attend these games this year, but they were sadly cancelled due to COVID 19.   However COSCA, like ourselves, plan to be there next year. The former to continue to honour their tradition by gathering on the mountain annually.

Today COSCA welcomes all kinds of Scottish American organisations as well as interested individuals to join them in their work to strengthen and energize the Scottish American diaspora and to preserve their Scottish heritage.

The Carruthers article can be found on pages 11- 13 inclusive. They were kind enough to show interest in our journey and have published quite an extensive piece on us. We are honoured to be there and honoured to share our efforts with their readers.


  • III) Coronavirus and Effects
  • V) President’s Page
  • VII) Update from Australian Clan Gregor Society
    • Frank McGregor, High Commissioner
  • X) Strategic Planning Update
  • XI) Clan Carruthers, a Chief after 210 Years
  • XIV) Flowers of the Forrest
    • XIV) Scott Roderick MacMillan
    • XV) Giles Vivian Inglis-Jones
    • XVI) Alexander Guthrie of Guthrie
  • XVII) Clans, Chiefs, Coats of Arms. What Do They Mean? Do They Still Matter Today?
    • Andrew Morrison, 3rd Viscount Dunrossil
  • XXX) Souvenir Plots in Scotland – The Law
    • Dr Bruce Durie

The following link will allow you to download the July 2020 newsletter itself, which includes the Carruthers article.

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