As a Society, we are always interested in delving into any research which might enhance the history of our family. Some of us are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries based at the National Museum of Scotland, with links to the National Library of Scotland; some have access to old family archives; some are simply… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The ‘famous’ Carruthers tartan pre 1746.
These arms have been posted before on our web-pages and appeared by consent of the individual concerned, after their granting by the Lord Lyon in 2017. They are the arms of the Clan Society Convenor and that of his immediate family. However, in order to try to prevent plagiarism (see left), we are posting them… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Even a woman remains open to abuse, it seems!
From our historic origins in Annandale, South West Scotland, to wherever we now reside, Clan Carruthers has reached all corners of the globe. Here is a piece on one of our own, from Scotland to Ireland to England to Australia. The story of a Carruthers and their history is never boring as our latest newsletter… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Regional Secretary Australasia and Oceania
This small snippet shows how important a role that the Office of Lord Lyon is viewed in Scottish society and touches on how it interlinks with both our Government and the Supreme Court of Scotland. The Guard of Honour is from the Regiment of Scotland and again reflects the importance that his office is viewed… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A short video on the Office of the Lord Lyon and its link in Scottish society
The Lord Lyon King of Arms, is the British Monarch's heraldic authority in Scotland. He is a member of the Scottish judiciary and simply put, he deals with Scottish heraldry and grants or marticulates Scottish arms. Through this process, the Lyon Clerk, with the assistance of investigative genealogists, examines the petitions of those who would… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A video message from the Lord Lyon King of Arms.
The Clan Chief, Dr Peter Carruthers of Holmains, would like to congratulate the region for its achievements to date and wishes the extended Council good luck in its endeavours. He is proud to see how the Clan and the regions are all coming together under the banner of the officially recognised Clan Carruthers Society -… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: CCSI-Australasia / Oceania
LEST WE FORGET Tomorrow, on the 8th of May 2020 we will see the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. This date in 1945 is a day that still reverberates around the world, signifying an end to the horrors that conflict brings. The 6 years of war, death and devastation… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: VE DAY, 75th Anniversary – Lest We Ever Forget
This blog was stimulated by the receipt of a piece from one of our supporters, which appeared in a couple of American newspapers. It is an excellent article written by Graham Heathcoat from Carlisle, on the English side of the Anglo-Scottish border. Written for the Associated Press and published in 1996, it appeared in both… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Tullie House and Allegiance of the Border Reivers
According to Charlie Hill, in his piece on the history of Highland dancing in 2002, many of the steps connected with it came originally from the French courts. This was possibly through the influence of Mary, Queen of Scots and the gentlemen of Scotland, who served in the bodyguard of the King of France (Garde… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A wee Star in the making, Rachel Carruthers – Scottish Highland Dancer
INTERVIEW with Dr George Carruthers, FSA Scot The questions were compiled by Sophie Hammel and Sharnie Procter, the interviewer was Sophie Hammel, April 2020. S.H. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed, George. may I begin by asking you to tell us a little about yourself? G.C. Ok, although there is not really much of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: An interview with the Convenor.