Did we as Carruthers, being a small Annandale family at the time, actually receive the 'colours' of Red and Gold as our own from David I, way back in the late 11th century? Interesting stuff, but is it true? The piece in question Carruthers Colours Arms of Carruthers of Holmains, hereditary chiefs 1548-to date. Firstly,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Our ‘Ancient Colours’ received from King David I (1082—1153)
The roll of the clans that have captains, chiefs and chieftains whom on they depend, often times against the will of their landlords, as well on the borders as highlands, and of some special persons of branches of the said clans. Who were the Reivers The Scottish borders had been a dangerous lawless place for… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Suppression of Unruly Clans Act (1587)
Everyone loves to be associated with the famous present or past, some more than others it seems. This is whether characters of royal heritage or even those mysterious groups of the past such as the Templars. 'Carruthers' it seems are no exception, or at least those using our name would like us to believe so.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Cathars, the Templars and us?
The intervewee in the piece below is Mr Peter MacDonald, a formost expert in his field who was always on hand to offer our Society direction and advice during the process of having the tartan officially recognised by our chief in 2019, and we thank him for this. Before this, no official Carruthers clan/family tartan… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Kilts and Tartan; Debunking the Myths.
Our society, as official representatives of our chief are in membership of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA) in the USA and the Scottish -Australian Heritage Council (SAHC) in Australasia. Clan Carruthers Society (International) CCS(I) is also represented on the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC) by CCS (Canada) and the regional… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: CASSOC (Canada) AGM Report.
Dear Clan and family, It is that time of year when society renewals are due and although they are coming in, this is a reminder that of you wish to be kept on our list, a renewal has to be recieved unless you have Life Membership. Please note that this year all renewals receive the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Society Renewals are now due
As has been highlighted in the past, there are those who may make claims and some who also offer certification, information, arms and titles that carry no real weight nor in many cases, credibility. However, more and more people are starting to rile against it and are saying enough is really enough and they are… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Use of titles of nobility; true or false.
Genetic Research on Scottish DNA 2019 Looking for evidence to prove or just as valid to disprove is far more important than bending facts to fit an agenda when looking at the genetic picture. Science and solid evidence therefore, rather than commercial companies, has to offer the best source of information on Scotland's past and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Vikings travel routes in Scotland to be researched.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_burns.jpg Robert Burns 1759-1796 In view of Burns Night 2022 When one thinks of Robert Burns, there is a tendency to consider him as a simple romantic with an eye on righting social injustice. Because of this and through his working class roots he became known as 'the ploughman poet'. Born in Alloway in Ayrshire,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Rabbie Burns and Scottish Freemasonry – ‘Gie me the Maester’s Apron.’