Antonine’s Wall was commenced around AD 142, 20 years after Hadrian built his. It was constructed on command of the Emperor Antoninus Pius to try to control the guerrilla attacks by the Pictish nations. It was a massive feat of engineering covering over 39 miles. Running from the Firth of Forth in the East of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Between the Walls – the Ancient people of ‘Carruthers’.
The questions posed here are in response to some false information, which sadly vilifies the suppliers and manufacturers of our official Carruthers Red tartan that it is English, Acrylic and made in Pakistan?. These are of course, serious allegations and are causing offence to many. They therefore were investigated, addressed here and as we can… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Mysterious case of the English acrylic tartan from Pakistan.
The Credibility of Nonsense. For many years, a great many of us have worked very hard to have our clan and family recognised and respected as a credible entity within Scottish culture internationally. Yet when we are continually bombarded and embarrassed by nonsense, posted by people who by accident or design, are putting up posts… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Templar grave of Uileam Roibard and the Crescent Moon
Overview Since the turn of the millennium many Scottish Clans have launched surname studies. As a Clan, our priority has to date been to support a Chief being confirmed by the Lord Lyon. As of 2019, our Chief, Dr Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains was confirmed of the Name and Arms of Carruthers, thus closing… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our Clan yDNA Project
After the Society's inception in 2017, our Clan Commissioner for the USA, Dana Caruthers Norton advised us that the Council Of Scottish Clans & Associations was the premier clan organisation to be in membership of in the US. She discussed her plans with us and enrolled us into this organisation. We are proud to be… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Article in the COSCA Claymore
Our Society, officially formed in 2017 and based on a Royal Charter to Carruthers of Holmains in 1755, has tried very hard to ensure that we have done everything correctly, transparently and set on solid foundations. We publish the facts in relation to both our family specifically and Scotland in general, based on evidence and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Now official in Canada
Carruthers as a proud Scottish Border Clan and Family. It is more ancient than many, with the Name taken from a place in Scotland around 500 AD. There is no evidence to suggest we are Norman, Gaels or Norse as name from Brythonic Celt language, suggesting we could well be descended from the indigenous population around… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Chiefs Arms
Some information was shared with us of one of our own, which was published in the Derry Journal, newspaper. This superb piece of reporting was written by one of their staff reporters, who must be commended, as it clearly reflects the will and tenacity of one Garry Crothers of Northern Ireland. We therefore have to… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Garry Crothers, the Reiver Spirit lives on, even at sea.
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.
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