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?
This message is posted at the behest of the Chief of the Name and Arms of CARRUTHERS, Dr Peter CARRUTHERS of Holmains, on behalf of the Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, of which CARRUTHERS are hereditary members. Dear Chiefs and Commanders, I am writing to let you know of the various actions… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Message from the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.
As the official society, Clan Carruthers Society - International are pleased to announce that we have been listed, along side the official Clan Carruthers website and our Chief, on the website of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. https://www.clanchiefs.org.uk/chief/ Here are two pieces from their website covering ‘what is a clan’ and ‘ the search… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Listing on the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
We are pleased to announce that, as of October 2020, Dr Peter Carruthers of Holmains as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers having been duly elected in that Carruthers are now fully represented on the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. As hereditary Chief, this seat is passed down to his heir. Peter, who… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A Seat on the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
This excellent piece is taken from the "Claymore", the Journal of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations from July 2020, of which Clan Carruthers Society-International is a full member. Although looked at from a highland clan perspective, this excellent piece may help to answer many of your questions. Carruthers were known supporters of the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Do Clans, Chiefs and Coats of Arms still matter today?
As far as we are led to believe, the list below is accurate for Chiefs as of March 2020. These Chiefs are recognised by the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs and the Lord Lyon, and all Commanders have been commissioned, again by the Lord Lyon. It obviously does not include armigerous clans. It is also… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Current list of Scottish Clan Chiefs and Commanders.