The Battle of Lochmaben Fair (22nd July 1484, Battle of Lochmaben Fair) The Battle of Lochmaben Fair took place on the 22nd July 1484, in the small burgh of Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland. The 'Rebels' were led by James, the 9th Earl of Douglas and Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany. Their force was made… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Battle of Lochmaben Fair
"Flower of Scotland " (Scotland's unofficial National Anthem) O' flower of Scotland When will we see Your like again That fought and died for Your wee bit hill and glen And stood against him Proud Edward's army And sent him homeward Tae think again Below is an excellent piece, posted on December 1st. 2020, on… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish, a proud cultural identity
Arms of the town of Annan Much has been written about our family, our history as Border Reivers and our place in Scottish society and culture, but what about Annandale where it all began and of which holds a special place in the hearts of all Carruthers worldwide. The attached YouTube videos reflecting a Road… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Annandale, lands of our ancestors.
https://youtu.be/YVmU9Af8lHs South West of Dumfries and sitting in an area of natural mineral springs, lies a mineral rich well, known locally as the Brow Well, which sits beside the Brow Burn. The waters are rich in iron and many other mineral salts leading to the historic suggestion that bathing in it carried healing and health… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Brow Well
This is taken from the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 and is an important piece of our history. We are mentioned in its listings as representatives of the shire of Nithsdale and Dumfries, given the responsibility to uplift monies as required by the Crown to arm and maintain its forces. The Chief of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Act anent supply of 1707
According to American History, the Star Spangled Banner, which led to the anthem of the same name, was raised over Fort Henry in Baltimore on the 14th September 1814. This was done to celebrate a crucial victory over the British during the war of 1812-1815. It is said that the sight of those Broad stripes… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Star Spangled Banner
An official tartan for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has been registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans in Edinburgh, Scotland. In a similar vein to the Carruthers tartan, the colours of this tartan were chosen to represent different aspects of what it represents ie the Royal Canadian Navy, where: black is their new uniform;… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Royal Canadian Navy: Official new tartan registered.
This piece is not here to discuss intermarriage or genealogy (the latter being sadly and seriously tainted in some quarters), but simply to look at what the facts and history tells us about why, other than for commercial reasons, Carruthers would traditionally be listed as a sept of the family of Bruce. It is fair to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bruce and Carruthers, the historic links.
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.
Every now and then our research picks up a gem of information, today we would like to share such a piece with you. In November 1965, arms were matriculated by the Reverend Arthur Stanley Carruthers FSA Scot, co-author of the book, Records of the Carruthers Family with RC Reid. This matriculation showed that he was… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Another living Carruthers Armiger discovered.