REIVE: Vb. (Military) (intr) dialect Scot and Northern English; to rob or plunder, to go on a plundering raid. Reivers is the name given to those clans and families on both sides of the Anglo-Scottish border who lived, loved and died from the late 13th century to the 17th century in one of the most lawless… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Reivers, our history
A warm welcome to the Clan Carruthers Y-DNA Project. Overview Since the turn of the millennium many Scottish Clans have launched surname studies. As a Clan, our priority has to date been to support a Chief being confirmed by the Lord Lyon. As of August 2019, our Chief, Dr Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains was… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Y-DNA Project
Mr Graham Carruthers elected as Board Member of CASSOC We are pleased to announce that one of our Canadian stalwarts, Mr Graham Carruthers, Executive Secretary of Clan Carruthers Society International, has been elected to the Board of the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC). Graham, has worked tirelessley for Carruthers in his home Country,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: In CASSOC
Please find the December issue of this publication attached, with page 31 being of interest to our clan and family. This publication is celebrating over 40 years linking directly to Scotland’s diaspora through sales in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. The piece may not be centre stage, but it seems… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Scottish Banner
As a Society, and as many will be aware, we have been concentrating for over 12 years on taking the official path to have a Chief recognised through the Lord Lyon in Scotland. This has been achieved and we now have our first Chief in 210 years. Of course, this did not mean that we… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Legal in the U.S.A.
Support 'YOUR' Clan Society at the link belowhttps://clancarrutherssociety.org/membership/ -ABOUT- Dear Clan and Family Carruthers,After the confirmation of Dr S. Peter Carruthers of Holmains as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers, and after consultation with him personally, the Society has now opened its door to both individual and family membership.Who do we represent?The Clan Carruthers… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Society Membership
In the Court of the Lord Lyon in the PETITIONSbyJames Andrew Carruthers of Dormontclaiming to be entitled to recognition as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers as “Carruthers of Holmains”andDr Simon Peter Carruthersclaiming to be entitled to recognition as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers as “Carruthers of Holmains” FINDINGS AND REASONSIntroduction1.… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Official Decision for Chief
This piece is reprinted by kind permission of Scottish Heritage Magazine. It is an article by the Shennachie of Durie, Dr Bruce Durie, who was hounoured by the appointment from the Chief of Durie himself; Andrew Durie, Chief of the Name and Arms of Durie. There is a persistent myth that the origin of the name… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Shennachie
Fealty to a ChiefThe piece below explains the use of arms, in this case by Clan Kincaid although for ease of understanding, Kincaid has been replaced with the name Carruthers. It is interesting to note that the wearing of, or the use of the chiefs crest or Arms, is a declaration in support of the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Use of Arms to show fealty and support to the Chief.
The Battle of Pinkie or giving it its full title, the battle of Pinkie Cleugh, was a disaster for both Scotland and the borderers who fought there. It was to be the last pitched battle between England and Scotland. This piece is taken almost wholly, to include the bibliography, from the superb history site: battefieldsofbritain.co.uk… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh