Carruthers tartan is now available in Dumfrieshire, Scotland.
It is our pleasure to announce that Anderson Kilts, the noted kiltmakers in Dumfries and Galloway, have agreed to become a stockist of the official Carruthers clan/family tartan (STR 1170 on the Scottish Tartan Register).
As all who follow our blog will know, Carruthers is an ancient Scottish Border name deriving from Caer Rydderch (the fort of Ruthers), an area which progressively become known as Carruthers in southern Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. It is from this area that our family takes its name.
The good news is that Anderson Kilts already deal directly with our weavers, the House of Edgar in Perth, therefore access to the material will continue to be a smooth process.
The House of Edgar’s manufacturing process is fully based in Scotland. The design process takes place in Perth, with an expert team of designers. Within the scenic Scottish Highlands lies a traditional textile mill in Keith, where the fabrics using 100% Scottish wool, are skilfully woven. Once woven, the fabric is finished in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders. They are a truly Scottish company from beginning top end, dating back to 1783.
Andersons themselves, are a well-known Scottish retailer of kilts, trews (tartan trousers) and traditional Highland dress and accessories in the borderlands of Scotland. Their family business, which started in 1854 is now in its sixth generation. They are therefore a very well established and highly experienced kiltmaker, sitting squarely in the region of our family’s origins, surely we can’t get much closer to home than that.
As the leading specialists in Scottish Highland dress in the South of Scotland, Andersons will ensure you are properly dressed, whatever the occasion.
All of their kilts are handmade using 8 yards of 100% pure wool from the top Scottish weavers, one of which is the House of Edgar in Perthshire, weavers of the Carruthers Tartan.
Please be aware that as the Carruthers kilt or trews have to be made to order, it will take several weeks to complete. If you need the item for a certain date, please let them know and they will do their best to have it ready for your function.
When selecting Anderson’s to purchase your new highland outfit from, you can rest assure that your Carruthers garments will be made using the finest quality materials by first class Scottish craftsmen and women. Their staff are there to assist you through each stage of the buying process. They will listen to your ideas and guide you in your purchases, using their many years of expertise.
With over 150 years in the kiltmaking business, a personal and friendly experience (and the Carruthers Tartan!) awaits you at Anderson Kilts.
Please contact Anderson Kilts by email or phone to confirm your request. They shall be in touch regarding cost and measurement requirements.
Name: Andersons Kilts
Address: 5, CHURCH CRESCENT
Postcode/City: DG1 1DF Dumfries
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Phone: 01387 250250
Fax: 01387 250150