CARRUTHERS; A proud Scottish Reiver family, from Annandale in the ancient West March of the Scottish Borders. This we already know, but what makes ‘us’ as a Society claim to represent our worldwide Scottish family and clan and the right to call ourselves the 'official home’ of Carruthers. Further, are you wishing to keep the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The official home of Carruthers, but can we really make that claim?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The honest legitimacy of the Chief of a Border Clan and Family.
For those interested, here is updated information regarding the Chief of Carruthers which we hope you enjoy. Further, the history behind snippets of his parents lives, shows real Reiver spirit shining through. Proud of our chief, proud of our family, simply proud to be a Carruthers. CHIEF of the NAME and ARMS of CARRUTHERS… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The honest legitimacy of the Chief of a Border Clan and Family.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: A COA -it’s an Achievement
With many questions appearing on the subject on certain pages in social media, some accurate some inaccurate, we came across this excellent piece by Dr Bruce Durie, Shennachie to the Chief of Durie, which with his permission we have chosen to share with you. Dr Durie is one of the formost experts in Scottish heraldry… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A COA -it’s an Achievement
CLAN CARRUTHERS: the Letters Patent for the Arms of Gary John Carruthers, FSA Scot.
As a Scottish clan and family with a confirmed chief, CARRUTHERS is now recognised in Scots law as a noble incorporation. The right to bear Scottish arms, both for a clan chief or a clan armiger is controlled and regulated through the office of the Lord Lyon on behalf of the British Monarchy. Evidence supporting… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: the Letters Patent for the Arms of Gary John Carruthers, FSA Scot.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Message from our Chief.
HAPPY 4th of JULY Dr Peter Carruthers of Holmains Our Chief, Peter Carruthers of Holmains, 22nd of his line would like to wish all our American clan members and all Carruthers everywhere, a very happy 4th of July holiday. May your celebrations go safely and bring you and yours an abundance of health, prosperity and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Message from our Chief.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers at the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs: June 2022
Dr Simon Peter Carruthers, hereditary Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers, Honorary President of the Clan Carruthers Society (International) The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs is to meet in Broomhall House in Fife this weekend. Well over 100 chiefs are expected to be in attendance representing clans and families from the Highlands and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers at the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs: June 2022
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Carruthers fleurs de lis.
This blog post was stimulated by a conversation on a heraldry page which offered confirmation of what we as a society believed to be true regarding the Carruthers use of the fleurs de lis on our shields. Scottish Clans and the fleurs de lis To our knowledge, there are only two recognised Scottish Clans/Families that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Carruthers fleurs de lis.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Archangel St Michael and links with Carruthers
Michael the Archangel, by Guido Reni, Santa Maria della Comcezione, Rome, 1636 The use of St Michael in heraldry and beyond is not new, while the depiction of the archangel fighting Lucifer, often depicted as a beast or dragon, is well known in religious art. St Michael is venerated not only throughout the Christian world… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Archangel St Michael and links with Carruthers
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The House of Holmains – Our Chiefly line
HOLMAINS To understand the Chief's line, we need to understand how we got from Carruthers of Carruthers, which our records show date back to before the early 1200's, through Carruthers of Mouswald, which began in 1320 and onto Carruthers of Holmains. The latter of course was seeded through a charter from King David II of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The House of Holmains – Our Chiefly line
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish Carruthers Heraldry; a lesson in history.
To the left are the arms of the Federation of Clan Campbell Societies, registered with and granted by, the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh. The question is, what do the Campbells from Argyll have to do with the Carruthers of Annadale. Interestingly, very little but all will come clearer when you read on. Based on the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish Carruthers Heraldry; a lesson in history.