This piece is not here to discuss intermarriage or genealogy (the latter being sadly and seriously tainted in some quarters), but simply to look at what the facts and history tells us about why, other than for commercial reasons, Carruthers would traditionally be listed as a sept of the family of Bruce. It is fair to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bruce and Carruthers, the historic links.
Bruce or Not Bruce We really thought that this nonsense had been put to bed but obviously not. As always we wish to present the facts relating to both our name and our heritage. Therefore, we will deal with the comments on the post below, piece by piece. The individual statement taken from the post… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Bruce or not Bruce
Based on our announcement that both registered Carruthers tartans would be made available through our Clan Society Shop, we have decided to concentrate our blog on the tartan we have used as a sept of Bruce. In as much as anyone can wear whichever tartan they wish, unless its a private weave, all Bruce tartans remain… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Bruce Tartan; Ancient, Modern, Hunting etc.
The relationship with Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife and that of the noble family of Bruce goes back in Scottish history. The family seat of Broomhall House, the home of the current and 11th Earl of Elgin, Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, KT CD JP DL, Chief of Bruce,. It is situated just outside… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Bruce and Dunfermline
Broomhall, ancestral home: Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Chief of Bruce. On Sunday 2nd of September our Convenor was invited to a civil awards ceremony at Broomhall, ancestral home of the Earl of Elgin. The invitation came from Lord Charles Bruce, heir apparent and Mr Ronnie Watt OBE, ORS. After the ceremony, the tour of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Trip to Broomhall
Greyfriars Friary in Dumfries was the site of a change in Scottish history that reverberates to this day. Offering beautiful views of the river Nith, it was built in 1262. Greyfriars, was a monastery of the Friars Minor, commonly known as the Observant branch of the Franciscans monks. The monastery, although having its own Kirk,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Bruce and John Balliol, the Red Comyn