A postcard of some of the old Scottish Clans and Families (Carruthers is not listed). This piece was published by COSCA (Council of Scottish Clans & Associations) in the USA, May 2023, and discusses the process of a clan/family society having their arms legally granted by the Lord Lyon, which may be of interest to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Clan/Family Society Coats of Arms. (COSCA, May ’23)
Accepting that all Scottish arms belong to an individual and not a family or clan, the Carruthers arms as we know them are proudly borne by the Chief of Carruthers, Peter Carruthers of Holmains. Therefore all Scottish heraldry ie arms/coats of arms come under the auspices of the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Edinburgh… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Can I get ‘CARRUTHERS’ Arms in America and Canada?
Carruthers of Mouswald and it’s Cadet lines. With all the pollution against our name, sometimes Clan Carruthers (International) feels a wee bit like eco warriors. Not trying to save the planet per se, but closer to home and working hard to save the factual history and heritage of our ancient family. We have always believed… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Mouswald line an update on our y-DNA research.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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