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: Our origins, Caer ‘Rydderch’ or Caer ‘Rydderch (Hael)’ ?
There is an assumption that the Caer Ruthers (Fort of Rydderch) we take our name from was in some way associated with Rydderch Hael the Brythonic king of Strathclyde, who lived in and around the latter stages of the 6th Century. However, archaeological evidence would suggest that the 'Fort' may have been in situ at… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our origins, Caer ‘Rydderch’ or Caer ‘Rydderch (Hael)’ ?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: A YouTube video on the ancient Riding Family of Carruthers
https://youtu.be/SJmUweYntv8 A brief synopsis of Carruthers, our Chief, and our clan. Represented through regional branches headed by Clan Commissioners, commissioned by the Clan Chief; Carruthers of Holmains in: Africa: Ian Carruthers Australasia and Oceania: Gary Carruthers FSA Scot Canada: Andrew Carruthers Europe: Cécilia Mitchell-Carruthers Scotland/UK: George Carruthers FSA Scot USA: Dana Caruthers Norton FSA… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A YouTube video on the ancient Riding Family of Carruthers
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Welsh, the root of the Brythonic language of Caer-Ruthers
Carruthers, the Kingdom of Strathclyde and the Cumbric connection to the Welsh language. by Mathew Carruthers, Aberdare, Wales, February 2021 The many conversations with other Carruthers throughout the world is one of the joys of being part of this society. One such exchange was with a partial Welsh speaker, this time a bit closer to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Welsh, the root of the Brythonic language of Caer-Ruthers
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Southern Scots, the language of the Border Reivers.
https://youtu.be/pBb_jKKCcC8 The above video is based on current research and is produced by the Linguistics and English Language Department of the University of Edinburgh. Were Carruthers Gaels and Gaelic speakers, or were they not? The map to the left is taken from the Scots Language Centre based in Perth, Scotland, showing the four main dialects… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Southern Scots, the language of the Border Reivers.
Clan Carruthers: the Ancient Tribes of Scotland.
We are always asked about the tribal history of Scotland before the country was even recognised as such. In the intial part of this piece is a brief summary of the tribes that existed which was published in the Scotsman Newspaper, in October 2016, followed on by an excellent and more in-depth piece by the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: the Ancient Tribes of Scotland.
Clan Carruthers: The Origins of the Name and Family of Carruthers.
Having attained the confirmation of a chief by the Lord Lyon, in August 2019, we will revisit the origin of our family and clan. Firstly Carruthers is a Scottish clan and family. It is not Norse from Gutland, nor are we royalty nor Irish in ancestry. We are simply a Scottish Border Clan and Family,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Origins of the Name and Family of Carruthers.