These days, within a Scottish clan or family, there are usually those who have embraced the musical culture of Scotland and play the bagpipes. Although not originating in Scotland, the pipes have become synonymous with and remain an important part of our identity. It was pipers who famously led Scottish regiments into battle especially so… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Carruthers and the Pipes
Our Clan Society The work to bring our international family together in harmony and unity, began 12 years ago in 2007. The idea was to inform and educate those with an interest in who we were and where we came from. This was based on our rich and sometimes, romantic or violent Carruthers history and heritage… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Official Society.
30 years ago, this week, on the 21st of December, 1988, Pan Am flight 103 suffered a terrorist attack when a bomb exploded at 31,000 feet, blowing out the the luggage hold, causing large sections of the plane to crash into residential areas in Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The flight was enroute to Detroit from Frankfurt,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Lockerbie, 30 years on.
Records suggest that the Carruthers of Isle were descendants of the chiefly line of Carruthers of Holmains. John Carruthers 7th of Holmains married in 1575, one Nicola Jardine. They had a son Charles, possibly named after John's 5th brother Charles, who was a Coronet in the mounted garrison at Threave Castle in 1585. Symon, Johns… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Carruthers of Isle and James Carruthers
As Convenor, I have been privileged and lucky enough to have now received a taster of the new whisky from the borders called Steel Bonnets. It is named after the head wear our ancestors, as reivers, once used. It was sent directly from the distillery for my attention and tasting and I was therefore asked… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A whisky for Reivers
As a Carruthers, we are all very aware of the arms that we presume represents our family. These arms are the property of the Chief of our name and once confirmed by the Lyon, they then become theirs by proven birth right. They do not belong to our family in general. WHERE DO THEY COME… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our Coat of Arms, where do they come from, what do they mean?
https://youtu.be/DWZL8tXV2gM Bannockburn House is one of the finest houses of this ilk open to the public in Scotland today. Its historical and architectural value is a delight for all those interested in Scotland's rich past, and well worth the visit. Bannockburn House is a 17th Century A-listed mansion house, which has survived largely unchanged, apart from… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Bannockburn House
CASSOC, the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada was formed in January 1976 led by Mr Donald Campbell. It's Newsletter was called Ad Drochaid ( the Bridge) at the organisations inception, which is still issued today. Their first AGM was held in November of that year, having 31 paid member groups registered. CASSOC has grown… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada
In an attempt to clean up the 'unruly' elements in Scotland in 1587, prior to the unificatiion of the crowns, King James VI and his parliament put forward an Act to suppress the Unruly Clans in his kingdom. The Act itself contained 16 'items' and listed 51 named 'Unruly Clans'; 34 in the Highlands and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The 1587 Act and the 17 Border Clans.
Again in attempt to set the record straight, at the request of several members, here is the facts that are currently available. Why!! As people attempt to justify their actions and lack of credibility, they have a tendency to weave untruths and falsehoods around themselves in an attempt to vindicate their house of straw. These… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Myth of the Disappearing Carruthers’s