Clan Carruthers

Clan Carruthers: Ringwood Highland Games, Australia.

Since the Clan Chief was confirmed in August last year, and had his additaments granted in November, this is the first official clan gathering in which Carruthers have been represented. The 2020 Games were held virtually due to COVID 19. Clan Carruthers were pleased to be asked to participate. Both the Clan Commissioner for Australasia… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Ringwood Highland Games, Australia.

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Clan Carruthers: The Tartans and Crests of the ’17’, an update

In 1587, King James VI of Scotland issued an Act calling for the 'For the Suppression of Unruly Clannis'. Within that act were mentioned 17 border families but those listed were probably no more unruly that any other riding family on the Borders at that time. However, they did live in area of great concern… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Tartans and Crests of the ’17’, an update

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Clan Carruthers : Our Written History, or is it?

For a moderate-sized Border clan, Carruthers has seen a few publications on our history. The most prominent is the Records of the Carruthers Family, by A Stanley Carruthers and R.C. Reid, published in 1934 by Elliot Stock of London (from hereon called the ‘Records’). This publication was a compilation of previous evidenced works and further records… Continue reading Clan Carruthers : Our Written History, or is it?

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Clan Carruthers: The Lochmabenstone

History is an interesting subject, which is ever-fluid in its presentation. This is because although much information has been lost, more is continually being uncovered. The difficulty is deciding what is true. Today’s blog covers the Lochmabenstone. To try to explain the difference between fact and fiction, here are two statements regarding the stone. Both… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Lochmabenstone

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Clan Carruthers: In the Footseps of Reivers by Brian Dingle

As a Society who believe in publishing factual subject matter. We support those who do their research and offer publication based on the evidence at hand. Two of our favourite authors are Brian Dingle and Jon Tait. Today’s blog is from the former. Brian is an accomplished author whose knowledge and understanding of the Reivers,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: In the Footseps of Reivers by Brian Dingle