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
Like Carrick, the family of Carruth is often misrepresented as being a derivative of Carruthers, but it seems after a little investigation, clearly this is not the case. Carruth it seems are a proud family in their own right, deemed by some to be a sept of Cunningham. My understanding is, originally hailing from Renfrewshire… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruth and Carruthers, a confused connection.
There is an assumption that the Caer Ruthers (Fort of Rydderch) we take our name from was in some way associated with Rydderch Hael the Brythonic king of Strathclyde, who lived in and around the latter stages of the 6th Century. However, archaeological evidence would suggest that the 'Fort' may have been in situ at… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our origins, Caer ‘Rydderch’ or Caer ‘Rydderch (Hael)’ ?
In an interesting piece taken from the Barrie Historical Archives and published in Barrie Today in 2017, it tells a sad tale of one James Carruthers of Ontario. The carpenters of Barrie were rarely idle in the 1870s. New businesses and homes were springing up everywhere, and buildings in the County’s seemingly most combustible town… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The sad and strange tale of James Carruthers.
Dr Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains, is Chief of Carruthers. his parents, Charles and Molly were married in St Jude's Church, South Kensington in London in 1951 and while working for a British tea company in India in 1954, their only child Simon Peter was born. After returning home to the UK with his family… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Interview with the Chief, by Clan MacEwen
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