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?
Or, when is a Carruthers clan badge, really a Carruthers Clan Badge Above is a rendition of the Carruthers Clan Crest Badge by Celtic Studio from Ontario, Canada, but is it seen to be acceptable to our clan and family? Well because of the format of this depiction, the uneducated have been rudely calling it… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: And the ‘Dough Baby’
The Carruthers Crest Badge is in the classic heraldic style, and reflects accurately the Chief’s crest as recorded by John Carruthers 9th of Holmains, 5th Baron, after the Lyons Act of 1672. As arms are issued through the auspices of the monarch, at the behest of King James VI the Scottish Parliament decided to prevent… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Carruthers Crest, nearly 400 years of history.
Plant Badges Well before the first tartans had been assigned to clans and families in the early 1800's and before the crest of the chief was depicted on a badge, clans used plants to reflect their affiliation. These included sprigs or flowers from trees, bushes or wildflowers, which grew locally. These were worn on their… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Plant Badge for a Reiver
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!
Highland Games, Gatherings and Festivals are events usually held from the Spring to the Autumn (Fall). They are designed to celibrate our Scottish culture, heritage and traditions, not only in Scotland but in such places as Australia, Canada, the US and in fact anyplace where groups of expats Scots or their descendants gather. There are… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Clan Gatherings and their Etiquette
For those of us in traditional clan societies, the celebration of our Scottish heritage, culture and history remains very important to us. We believe that in order to be recognised and respected as a clan in general and a society in particular, following proper protocol is an important part of who and what we are.… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Clan Visual Signatures, are they Important?