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.
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.
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
This excellent piece is taken from the "Claymore", the Journal of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations from July 2020, of which Clan Carruthers Society-International is a full member. Although looked at from a highland clan perspective, this excellent piece may help to answer many of your questions. Carruthers were known supporters of the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Do Clans, Chiefs and Coats of Arms still matter today?
After the Society's inception in 2017, our Clan Commissioner for the USA, Dana Caruthers Norton advised us that the Council Of Scottish Clans & Associations was the premier clan organisation to be in membership of in the US. She discussed her plans with us and enrolled us into this organisation. We are proud to be… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Article in the COSCA Claymore
Carruthers as a proud Scottish Border Clan and Family. It is more ancient than many, with the Name taken from a place in Scotland around 500 AD. There is no evidence to suggest we are Norman, Gaels or Norse as name from Brythonic Celt language, suggesting we could well be descended from the indigenous population around… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Chiefs Arms
It always bemuses us when people attempt to rationalise and promote the correctness of their actions by posting large amounts of text. This is usually done without a full insight or understanding of the subject at hand, in this case an issue of ownership and the process around it. Defence of a stance is always… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: You can’t defend what can’t be defended!
These arms have been posted before on our web-pages and appeared by consent of the individual concerned, after their granting by the Lord Lyon in 2017. They are the arms of the Clan Society Convenor and that of his immediate family. However, in order to try to prevent plagiarism (see left), we are posting them… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Even a woman remains open to abuse, it seems!
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 Carruthers Coat of Arms, 1200 – 2020
As a clan, our chiefly arms of Holmains, registered in 1672 by John Carruthers 9th of Holmains and recognised as those borne by our Chief through the centuries, have never to date been granted supporters. There are claims of arms with supporters on them, but they have no recognition nor official status as Carruthers arms.