List of Clans mentioned in the 1587 Act. The Act itself did not implicate the whole family/clan but simply those who were rogue in their actions and the named chiefs/heidsmen were advisede to bring them to task. It was those choosing to ignore this warning which led to horrific and violent consequences for the border… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Border Reiver-Graynes, Septs, Clans and Families.
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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Oldest Scottish Tartan found dating back to the 16th century.
Oldest Tartan discovered by the Scottish Tartan Authority (copyright STA) L-R John McLeish, James Wylie and Peter MacDonald with the Glen Affric Tartan As more history and evidence unfolds, the ridiculous claims by the LLC that ‘their’ Bruce tartan is eons older than any other known of. Accepting, again there is no evidence that any… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Oldest Scottish Tartan found dating back to the 16th century.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: St Patrick’s Day
Originating in Annandale Scotland, our family have settled throughout the world. During the lowland clearances, the Irish Plantations and before, our family have moved to Ireland for work and to escape prosecution. From there many went on to the Colonies. Some stayed in the country and some came home to Scotland. However, for those that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: St Patrick’s Day
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish Australian Heritage Society Newsletter
Our Society, headed by our Convenor, Dr George Carruthers and Honorary President and Chief, Simon Carruthers of Holmains, are represented and associated through and with other Scottish peak organisations nationally and internationally. These include our membership of: the Scottish Australian Heritage Council (SAHC), the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA) in the US, the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish Australian Heritage Society Newsletter
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Who owns the clan/family tartan?
Sometimes, it is difficult to keep a serious face when we receive snippets of information others have posted, especially on things it is obvious they know nothing or very little about. However, the evidence rather than an agenda driven supposition is always available to be seen if you choose to look for it. With this… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Who owns the clan/family tartan?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: A portait of Lady Nicole Jardine Carruthers, or not?
This is part of a post relating to our Carruthers ancestry, which was sent to us by some of our members who asked if it was accurate. It claims, as the caption says, that this is a painting of: Lady Nichole Jardine Carruthers, born 1552 in Applegarth Dumfries-shire, Scotland, father, John, was 29 and her… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A portait of Lady Nicole Jardine Carruthers, or not?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Were Carruthers witches? The Witchcraft Act and its Impact in Scotland, 1563-1736.
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic There is nothing more frightening than to be accused and found guilty by society when your innocence has no chance of being heard. Although there have been continual claims of Carruthers’s being tried and executed for witchcraft here in Scotland, after a great deal of research to prove… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Were Carruthers witches? The Witchcraft Act and its Impact in Scotland, 1563-1736.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Winning the war, not just the battles.
Scotland Shop are now stocking Carruthers items covering a wide range of merchandise and includes our own clan page. This is another step forward for us. Considering our family have only been legally and officially recognised by the Lord Lyon since 2019, and our tartan although registered in 2017, was only listed as the official… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Winning the war, not just the battles.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Scottish Reformation, our family and the Kirk.
Convenors' personal crest - St Michael pinning the Beast Throughout the ages, Carruthers have played a role not only as warriors, knights and Reivers but as men of peace. They preached from the pulpit to try to enhance and uplift the lives there congregations. If they weren’t of the church, they helped in its administration.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Scottish Reformation, our family and the Kirk.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Passion and our Scottish Heritage.
Here is an excellent piece taken from the COSCA Newsletter-Winter Edition, written by Andrew Morrison, 3rd Viscount Dunrossil, which is both an interesting read and covers the challenges many of us in Scottish clan and family society can sympathise with. We hope you enjoy it. Viscount Dunrossil Enthusiasm and Authenticity. I was born and raised… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Passion and our Scottish Heritage.