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: Kilts and Tartan; Debunking the Myths.
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.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: USA Kilts, lists and supplies official Carruthers tartan.
Official Carruthers Tartan USA kilts have now listed and will supply the official Carruthers tartan. We genuinely thank them for all their assistance and advice on this matter and although the tartan is available to all tartan outlets world-wide directly from our weavers, the House of Edgar, we suggest that USA kilts be the first… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: USA Kilts, lists and supplies official Carruthers tartan.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Tartan, where to buy it and how to wear it.
One of the questions we regularly receive is; 'How do we buy the official Carruthers tartan'? Carruthers have never had a tartan of its own until one was registered in our name recently. In fact, there is no evidence that any Scottish clan or family had a tartan assigned to their name prior to the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Tartan, where to buy it and how to wear it.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Tartan Sashes back in stock
After another run on our merchandise, which again led to another weave of the Carruthers Tartan, the sashes are now back in stock. Orders previously made will be sent out this week. However, if buying one why not include a clan broach to go with it. The one to the left is the ancient rendition… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Tartan Sashes back in stock
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Tartan, the official position.
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.
Clan Carruthers: Anderson Kiltmakers of Dumfries; Stockists of Carruthers Tartan
https://www.facebook.com/AndersonKiltsDumfries/videos/588645341538394/ Carruthers tartan is now available in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. It is our pleasure to announce that Anderson Kilts, the noted kiltmakers in Dumfries and Galloway, have agreed to become a stockist of the official Carruthers clan/family tartan (STR 1170 on the Scottish Tartan Register). As all who follow our blog will know, Carruthers is an… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Anderson Kiltmakers of Dumfries; Stockists of Carruthers Tartan
Clan Carruthers: The Mysterious case of the English acrylic tartan from Pakistan.
The questions posed here are in response to some false information, which sadly vilifies the suppliers and manufacturers of our official Carruthers Red tartan that it is English, Acrylic and made in Pakistan?. These are of course, serious allegations and are causing offence to many. They therefore were investigated, addressed here and as we can… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Mysterious case of the English acrylic tartan from Pakistan.
Clan Carruthers: The ‘famous’ Carruthers tartan pre 1746.
As a Society, we are always interested in delving into any research which might enhance the history of our family. Some of us are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries based at the National Museum of Scotland, with links to the National Library of Scotland; some have access to old family archives; some are simply… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The ‘famous’ Carruthers tartan pre 1746.
Clan Carruthers: Tartan Fraud..or is it? The ‘Sobieski Stuarts’.
Vestiarium Scoticum One point of reference is that prior to 'Named' tartans, eg linked to a clan or family, the plant badge was used to define them. These were taken from plants with a meaning to the family and usually from the area in which the lived. Some of these are very ancient, some less… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Tartan Fraud..or is it? The ‘Sobieski Stuarts’.