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
Video interview with the the CCS-I Convenor: Interviewer, Dr Tom Tait. https://youtu.be/W25D9-zdvmo GC's Addendum: James 6th of Scotland not James 1st of Scotland as was stated, my apologies. Carruthers is recognised as a Border Clan by our Chief, therefore it is a Clan.
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Every now and again we are made aware of another piece of Carruthers history not seen before. This time it is from our Chief. The link is the fallow deer on his arms and from a totally different era, an interest in the same species by one of his ancestors. It seems that the Fallow… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Explorer, the Chief and the Fallow Deer
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?
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
Below is a poem we came across, about the failed charge by the Scottish cavalry at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh on 10th September 1547. This is the year before Holmains became chief due to the death of Sir Simon Carruthers of Mouswald. Simon was killed in 1548 during a Border raid into the Debatable… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: We were there.
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