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?
Category: Coat of Arms
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: 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: 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.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers and the Lyon King of Arms Act of 1672
The Chiefly Arms of Carruthers were first registered after the passing of the 1672 Lyon King of Arms Act by King Charles II and the then Scottish Parliament. Although Royal Heralds existed as far back as the times of Robert the Bruce and beyond, which is supported it seems in a letter dated 1315 in… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers and the Lyon King of Arms Act of 1672
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Latest Rendition of the Chief’s Arms and the fallow deer.
Fallow deer photographed in Dumfriesshire, reproduced with permission. The supporters granted by the Lord Lyon to our chief are two fallow deer bucks rampant, but why were they granted and what do they represent. Below is the latest rendition of the Chiefs arms by a well known heraldic artist who was formally employed at the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Latest Rendition of the Chief’s Arms and the fallow deer.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Another living Carruthers Armiger discovered.
Every now and then our research picks up a gem of information, today we would like to share such a piece with you. In November 1965, arms were matriculated by the Reverend Arthur Stanley Carruthers FSA Scot, co-author of the book, Records of the Carruthers Family with RC Reid. This matriculation showed that he was… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Another living Carruthers Armiger discovered.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Unicorn, Scotland and the Scottish Monarchy
The Unicorn According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Unicorn was a mythological animal resembling a horse or a goat with a single horn on its forehead. The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China. The earliest description in Greek literature of a… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Unicorn, Scotland and the Scottish Monarchy