Clan Carruthers

CLAN CARRUTHERS: Buchanan’s Inauguration.

This is taken from a post by Ross McEwan on Traditional Kilters, but along with many other chiefs, our own was present at the celebrations.

Gathering of the Chiefs

A fair bit of kilting today at the gathering of Clan Chiefs and Commanders at the inauguration of John Michael Bailie-Hamilton Buchanan, as the first Chief of Buchanan since 1681.

Pictured includes:

  • on the far-left Jamie McNab, Chief of Macnab,
  • Sir John R.H McEwen, Commander of Clan MacEwen (second left),
  • Angus Maclaine, the Younger of Lochbuie, the son of the 26th Chief of MacLaine of Lochbuie (third left)
  • Michael Buchanan, the new Chief of Buchanan
  • Peter Carruthers of Holmains, Chief of Clan Carruthers
  • Donald Maclaren, Chief of MacLaren and Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Clan Chiefs
  • In the centre is Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Albany Herald Extraordinary to the Court of the Lord Lyon and Chief of Agnew in his own right
  • George Gordon MacMillan of MacMilan and Knap
  • Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston, Chief of Hunter,
    -…then James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose and Chief of Graham

-…and then Mr Malcolm Buchanan, Clan Buchanan’s own Herald on the end wearing a tabard of the Coat of Arms of Buchanan, which you may recognise as the Scottish Royal Arms, but coloured in gold and black, as opposed to gold and red…there’s a good reason for that, however…a story for another day!


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