Clan Carruthers, tartan

CLAN CARRUTHERS: USA Kilt’s video interview with the House of Edgar, weavers of Carruthers tartan.

USA Kilts interview with the House of Edgar, Scottish weavers of the Carruthers tartan.

The House of Edgar have been weaving our official CARRUTHERS tartan since it’s registration with the Scottish Register of Tartans in Scotland.

Our tartan was adopted by the Chief of the Name and Arms of CARRUTHERS and registered by them as the official Clan/Family tartan of CARRUTHERS.

Although tartans do not come under the jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon King of Arms, he was consulted on the registration. This was to ensure that our chief, Peter Carruthers of Holmains had the legal right to register the tartan as the official tartan of our name.

The CARRUTHERS tartan, first commissioned and registered by Dr George Carruthers our Convenor, was gifted to the clan and family, to be worn by all who recognise the hereditary chief of our family.

Although no family/clan tartans existed before the early 1800’s which corresponds with the first named barber tartans, Reiver families have been progressively registering their own tartans through the decades ever since.

Our tartan, woven in Scotland, with Scottish wool is manufactured by the oldest family business in Scotland still weaving, that if the House of Edgar. They having been weaving Scottish tartans since 1783, less than 40 years after the Battle of Culloden, the last major battle of the Jacobite rebellion.

As an aside, CARRUTHERS were known Jacobites sympathisers and the single white thread in its tartan is in commemoration of the same.

The House of Edgar is recognised as the world leader in the Highland and Celtic Wear markets offering an excellent value for money service. To provide the speedy delivery for which we are renowned, we stock over 1000 Clan, District and Irish County tartans in a variety of weights and compositions, together with a range of supporting products. These include a wide selection of highland dress items such as jackets, ties and scarves.

As weavers of tartan, the House of Edgar offers the widest range of stock supported tartans in the UK combining the best raw materials, in-house design expertise, traditional and bespoke manufacturing techniques to provide the finest quality fabrics to our customers.

Their own information states: ‘We are proud that our entire manufacturing process is based in Scotland. The design stage takes place at our headquarters in Perth (Central Scotland)

Following this, our fabrics are woven in Kieth, in the Scottish Highlands. Lastly our fabric is finished in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders”

Although not yet listed, the CARRUTHERS tartan is available through the House of Edgar to Kiltmakers, world-wide.

As such, it is available through USAKilts, 3389 SCHUYLKILL ROAD, SPRING CITY, PENNSYLVANIA 19475.


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