During the lowland clearances and even before, members of our family emigrated to the American Colonies, usually via the Ulster plantations. In the New World, they soon got a reputation as hardy individuals who could survive and more importantly prosper, even with everything the new country threw at them.THE FRONTIER (TV Series)https://youtu.be/2J5wTsYAh94The Canadian TV series… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Scottish-Canadian Fur Traders
Elizabeth Roads LVO is considered by her peers to be one of the foremost experts in Scottish heraldry alive today. A proud Scot, she was born in 1951 in Germany, the daughter of Lt Col James Bruce MC and his wife, Mary Hope Sinclair. Her father, a serving officer in the Royal Scots, was stationed there… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Elizabeth Roads LVC; an interview with the former Lyon Clerk.
Evidence suggests that the Templars had lands in Dumfriesshire. There is a link between Carruthers and the Trailtrow Preceptory, which sat near Lockerbie, as well as Hoddom, a place used since Roman times for religious practices, which is near Ecclefechan. It is also interesting to remember, in the context of the Templars, that the term preceptory… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Carruthers Chiefs and the Templar Link.
In 843AD, the kingdom of Scotland was created when Kenneth MacAlpine led an army of Scots to victory over the Picts or was it and was Kenneth himself a Pict? History becomes difficult with the mists of time and even with DNA, the specifics are blurred with respect to lineage the further back… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Kenneth MacAlpine, King of the Scots, or was he?
Sorbie.net describes the peoples of that area and time as 'clans and families of the border hills, who took advantage of the struggle between the two Kingdoms of Scotland and England to live in a state of semi-lawlessness'. They were rugged, tough people who enforced their own brutal code of conduct and honour and became known as… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Anglo-Scottish Frontiers 1329-1603.
https://www.facebook.com/AndersonKiltsDumfries/videos/588645341538394/ Carruthers tartan is now available in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. It is our pleasure to announce that Anderson Kilts, the noted kiltmakers in Dumfries and Galloway, have agreed to become a stockist of the official Carruthers clan/family tartan (STR 1170 on the Scottish Tartan Register). As all who follow our blog will know, Carruthers is an… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Anderson Kiltmakers of Dumfries; Stockists of Carruthers Tartan
According to the dictionary of 'The Law.com', Manrent is defined as; Being in Scots law; The service of a man or vassal. A bond of manrent was an instrument by which a person, in order to secure the protection of some powerful lord, bound himself to such lord for the performance of certain services. Within… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Manrent
Like any legitimate organisation, we try to ensure that our posts are evidence based and historically accurate. Accepting this, we were pleasantly surprised at the Clan Carruthers page on Wikipedia, which seems to do just that. Our understanding is that the person/s involved in monitoring the Scottish clan pages are pretty strict that they reflect… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: In Wikipedia
Banking began in Scotland in 1695, when the Bank of Scotland was founded. This was followed by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1727. Both were established by public authority. The British Linen Bank (based in Edinburgh and also established by public authority), Formerly the British Linen Company, was formed in 1746. This supported the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Ayr Bank and Holmains
As a Society, we are authorised by the Clan Chief; Peter Carruthers of Holmains to officially represent Carruthers and derivatives of his name worldwide. From small beginnings, the clan has stood the test of time. Spreading out from our roots in the ancient parish of Carruthers in southern Annandale, South-West Scotland we have covered the globe.… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Clan and the Society – a journey worth taking.