Since Carruthers were first recorded in the 1200's they have been a well known and respected family, originating in the area of Carruthers in Annandale, Dumfrieshire. Their history is noted elsewhere but here is a different viewpoint through the Armorial History of the Carruthers Clan. It takes us from very early Mouswald (Carruthers of Carruthers)… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The History of the Carrruthers Coat of Arms, 1200 – 2020
In his 2011 thesis, submitted to the University of Montana, Kevin McManigal wrote in his abstract: The Turgen Mountains lie in northwestern Mongolia, roughly 80 kilometers south of the Russian border. The area was visited in 1910 by a Royal Geographical Society (RGS) expedition led by Douglas Carruthers. They undertook an extensive survey of the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Climate Change – In the footsteps of a Carruthers Explorer.
Our family's rich and interesting history has always managed to stand on its own, without embellishment or exaggeration. In the Smithsonian Magazine of July 2014, written by Scott Anderson, on the life of Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, it is stated: Today, T.E. Lawrence remains one of the most iconic figures of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Lawrence of Arabia and Carruthers of Holmains
Is Carothers/Carrothers listed on the 'Nobility Roll' of the United Kingdom? Carruthers Nobility, or not? We received some very exciting news a few weeks ago, that Carruthers or rather Carrothers/Carothers, a derivation of our Scottish name, had been added to the Nobility Roll or British Nobility List of the United Kingdom. The statement posted on… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Nobility or Not? The Facts.
Vestiarium Scoticum One point of reference is that prior to 'Named' tartans, eg linked to a clan or family, the plant badge was used to define them. These were taken from plants with a meaning to the family and usually from the area in which the lived. Some of these are very ancient, some less… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Tartan Fraud..or is it? The ‘Sobieski Stuarts’.
From our beginnings in Annandale, Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland, our family have spread far and wide, and in many cases have and still are making a difference to communities around the world.We are continually on the look out for stories of our family and we are glad that this was brought to our attention by one… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: John Clement ‘Cap’ Carruthers, 54th Brigade CEF
14th March 2020 Dear Clan, Family and Friends worldwide, In view of the ever-changing situation and advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from different countries, we strongly advise that you follow the guidelines of your own individual governments and health agencies. According to the World Health Organisation these are the salient points to reduce the spread… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Advice from the Society on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As far as we are led to believe, the list below is accurate for Chiefs as of March 2020. These Chiefs are recognised by the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs and the Lord Lyon, and all Commanders have been commissioned, again by the Lord Lyon. It obviously does not include armigerous clans. It is also… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Current list of Scottish Clan Chiefs and Commanders.
Why are Clans important? The clans are part of Scotland’s national inheritance. They are our living link with the history of the nation, and few families will have changed their clan since the Declaration of Arbroath. Scottish identity is bound up with the clans; turn your back on them, and you turn your back on… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A Surname and the Clan
We are all aware of the bizarre and fake claims being made by some within our own family and their misuse of the Chief's arms, but it seems that even the Lyon Court has limits to his patience, even if they live outside of Scotland. At the end of the day, fraud is fraud, and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Another fraud: the Fake Lord of Lochaber