For those of us with Scottish blood, history is the bedrock upon which our culture, traditions and heritage is built. We are proud to say that this is reflected in both us as individual Carruthers and on the Society (Clan Carruthers Society International) which promotes us, and it is solidly built on the foundations of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Happy 700th Anniversary to the Chiefly Line 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
As we know, the story of the Reivers dates from the 1300's and continued through into the late 17th century. Their story covers the border between the two sovereign countries of England and Scotland, which ran from the far west to the far eastern Marches. In those days, the Solway–Tweed line was legally established in 1237… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Origins of the Border Reiver Riding Families; a hypothesis.
Arms consists primarily of the shield, which was historically the main identifying signature of a knight on the battlefield. As time progressed the arms are accompanied by a helm, a torse/wreath, mantling, a crest and motto, and in the case of the Chief, supporters and a compartment. In Scottish personal arms, the motto can be… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Living Armigers of Carruthers Clan and family
In Canada, our Society is represented by the regional branch Clan Carruthers Society-Canada, a registered 'not for profit organisation'. This is led by our Canadian Clan Commissioner Andrew J Carruthers. As an integral part of his board, we are very lucky to have with us one of Canada's top genealogists. This of course is none other than Laurie… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Laurie Carruthers Caron Pasher, a Clan Genealogist’s story.
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
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, over 350 years of history.
THE OFFICIAL POSITION ON CLAN CARRUTHERS TARTAN 01.02.2021 According to the great Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott, writing in 1829; “the idea of distinguishing the clans by their tartans is but a fashion of modern date.”A Tartan Journey.Many a Carruthers have sought the answer to the question regarding our tartan on becoming interested in his or… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Tartan, the official position.
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.
LORDS AND LAIRDS Carruthers have been named as 'Lords' in fictional literature, but history shows that sadly Carruthers, although members of the minor nobility, never reached into the heights of the Scottish Peerage and therefore cannot claim it as such. As the use or misuse of the titles of peerage is monitored by the Lord… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Of Carruthers Barons, Lords and Lairds.