Carruthers, the Kingdom of Strathclyde and the Cumbric connection to the Welsh language. by Mathew Carruthers, Aberdare, Wales, February 2021 The many conversations with other Carruthers throughout the world is one of the joys of being part of this society. One such exchange was with a partial Welsh speaker, this time a bit closer to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Welsh, the root of the Brythonic language of Caer-Ruthers
The Carruthers crest badge is in the classic style based on the Chief’s crest as recorded by John Carruthers 9th of Holmains, 5th Baron, after the Lyons Act of 1672. As arms are issued through the auspices of the monarch, at the behest of King James VI the Scottish Parliament decided to prevent those not… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Carruthers Crest, over 350 years old.
THE OFFICIAL POSITION ON CLAN CARRUTHERS TARTAN 01.02.2021 According to the great Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott, writing in 1829; “the idea of distinguishing the clans by their tartans is but a fashion of modern date.”A Tartan Journey.Many a Carruthers have sought the answer to the question regarding our tartan on becoming interested in his or… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Tartan, the official position.
https://youtu.be/pBb_jKKCcC8 The above video is based on current research and is produced by the Linguistics and English Language Department of the University of Edinburgh. Were Carruthers Gaels and Gaelic speakers, or were they not? The map to the left is taken from the Scots Language Centre based in Perth, Scotland, showing the four main dialects… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Southern Scots, the language of the Border Reivers.
LORDS AND LAIRDS Carruthers have been named as 'Lords' in fictional literature, but history shows that sadly Carruthers, although members of the minor nobility, never reached into the heights of the Scottish Peerage and therefore cannot claim it as such. As the use or misuse of the titles of peerage is monitored by the Lord… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Of Carruthers Barons, Lords and Lairds.
Plant Badges Well before the first tartans had been assigned to clans and families in the early 1800's and before the crest of the chief was depicted on a badge, clans used plants to reflect their affiliation. These included sprigs or flowers from trees, bushes or wildflowers, which grew locally. These were worn on their… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Plant Badge for a Reiver
Throwing the Scottish Hammer on the Surf Coast of Australia! Scotland doesn’t forget its traditions. Australian immigrants of Scottish descent are proud to carry on the Highland Games today, thousands of miles from where they originated. Determined not to let the virus stop competition entirely, Chuck N Big went ahead and organised a backyard event… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers competes in Australian Virtual Highland Games.
Warm Greetings from Scotland, I hope you are well during these challenging times. I would be very grateful if you could help a Scottish charity achieve their vision of bringing the world together for the biggest online Burns Supper by sharing the event on your communication and social media channels. On the 25th January… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Virtual Burns Night for a good cause
There have been three well known clockmakers in the family that we are aware of, David Carruthers in Ecclefechan (1840), George Carruthers in Langholm, Dumfriesshire (1836), and his cousin James Carruthers, who moved to Carlisle. It is presumed that the latter two were apprenticed to a locally renowned clockmaker: Philip Corrie in Langholm (1800-1817). Below… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: James Carruthers (1788-1849), Clockmaker in Carlisle