The Royal Celtic Society (RCS) is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The RCS has for 200 years been at the cutting edge of activity to support the language, literature, music and culture of the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. The Society holds regular events for members, awards medals for excellence in music and literature, and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Royal Celtic Society gets Royal Patron
We are very pleased to announce that another Scottish Border Clan has had a Chief confirmed and will, like Carruthers, progressively be invited to join the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. Although an arduous process to follow, and not for the faint-hearted nor for the unscrupulous, as it requires facts and robust evidence to proceed,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Another Border Clan has a Chief confirmed by the Lord Lyon.
As we approach the 328th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most vile acts, although not linked to Carruthers, it was felt important enough to educate and inform our readers on what occurred that bleak winter's night in Scotland, many years ago. What was to become the Massacre of Glencoe happened on February 13th, 1692. This is… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Massacre of Glencoe
After a trip to Samoa last year, a friend contacted us about seeing a depiction of the Chiefly Arms of Carruthers. The crest was portrayed with a cherub crest and with chevrons, being wrongly depicted, rather than engrailed chevrons. The cherub has also been depicted wrongly as a seraphim by some heraldic artists and was… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Irving Carruthers, in Samoa
-Carruthers: The Clan/Family Tartan - Clan and Family Tartan As a Society, we take or time, cross our t's and dot our i's to ensure that what we are building for the clan sits firmly on solid and long-lasting foundations. In the making and adding to Carruthers history, Clan Carruthers Society - International remains at… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our Clan/Family Tartan – 5th card in the ‘Royal Flush’ is achieved.
As our readers know, the Society will always publish information based on current evidence. We try to inform and educate on subjects directly involving or about immediate family. We also like to publish items that have influenced Scottish society as a whole, which would reflect the lifestyle and hardship of our family in the past. Having… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Myth of the Scottish Slave.
As we move to celebrate one of Scotland’s most famous sons on January 5th, it is apt that a blog on his international acclaim and worldwide appreciation is published by us. According to the Poetry Foundation, Robert Burns was born in 1759, in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, to William and Agnes Brown Burnes. (The Bard used… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Robert Burns – World Writer.
Carruthers are proud of both their heritage and their succeses. In the world of boxing one of our own became a World Champion in his own right. According to the Boxing Records: Name: Jimmy CarruthersBirth Name: James William CarruthersBorn: 1929-07-05Hometown: Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaBirthplace: Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDied: 1990-08-15 (Age 61)Stance: SouthpawHeight: 168cmReach: 171cmstatusInactivecareer1950-1962birth… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Boxing its way to the top