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’.
Based on our announcement that both registered Carruthers tartans would be made available through our Clan Society Shop, we have decided to concentrate our blog on the tartan we have used as a sept of Bruce. In as much as anyone can wear whichever tartan they wish, unless its a private weave, all Bruce tartans remain… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Bruce Tartan; Ancient, Modern, Hunting etc.
When is a Clan Tartan not a Clan Tartan Currently Carruthers have two tartans of their own, one private and one open for use by all Carruthers. The latter is the official tartan of the Clan Carruthers Society-International. But there is a third, which traditionally Carruthers have worn, with permission of the Family of Bruce,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: When is a Clan Tartan not a Clan Tartan?