The BBC has produced a piece on the inauguration of the Buchanan, Chief of the Name and Arms of the same. Our Chief and his family were invited as special guests and are seen throughout the programme. Front row, best seats in the house. Carruthers, we’re well represented, look for our tartan and enjoy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001pk6v
Scotland has had recognised Peers since the 1100's, with the oldest being the Earl of Mar, as such the concept remains part of our heritage and should not be abused, nor misinterpreted. Most Scottish peerages date from the 17th century, although some survive from medieval times. The earldom of Crawford dates from 1398; other earldoms… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Is a Laird another name for Lord?
Braveheart is a 1995 Holywood blockbuster movie which was seen by some as a historical drama, which unfolded on the silver screen, accurately depicting part of the life of the Scottish hero, William Wallace. It was received with much acclaim, was a very enjoyable view, made loads of money, and did much for the Scottish… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Braveheart, the movie; Fact or Fiction.
Donald MacLaren of MacLaren and Achleskine Last Sunday I was very saddened to learn of the sudden death, on 22 July, of Donald Maclaren of Maclaren and Achleskine, 25th Chief of Clan Labhran, and Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. He was participating at the Lochearnhead Highland Games as Chief of Clan Labhran… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: message from the Chief
We know that of the 17 clans mentioned in the Act of Parliament of 1587 regarding the suppression of Unruly Clans, that not all currently have a Chief ie they remain armigerous. Of these, those that have official clan status are Elliot, Carruthers, Graham, Irving, Jardine, Johnstone, Moffat and Scott. Some others however, are pursuing… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Irving of Bonshaw and Carruthers, the sharing of a historical path.
Here is a piece from the weavers of the Clan/Family Tartan of Carruthers ie the House of Edgar, which answers the occasional question we get relating to what is the best weight of cloth to make a kilt. Based on advise and accepting the worldwide spread of clans people and their climate, the CARRUTHERS tartan… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: How heavy should your kilt be.
Our clan and family are advertisers in the Scottish Banner and as such we have the advantage of sharing with you articles as they are published. This piece is of particular interest to us as Borderers as it describes to tradition of the Border Ridings. Common Ridings date back to the 13th and 14th centuries… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Common Ridings.
Our research has always led back to the Brythonic language and Cumbric dialect of ancient Welsh as being the language of our forebears, melding progressively into the language of Scots and our own dialect of 'Southern/Border Scots'. An excellent piece appeared of late in one of Scotland's premier newspapers, The Scotsman which was written by… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The language of our ancestors.
Map from: Nature & Leslie et al EuroGeographics, March 2015 Below is a precursor study, which in part links in with the latest research published under : What is Brythonic? Did the Picts speak it? Britain’s native Celtic language explained, coming next. But first: In late December 2021, an article was published by Journalist Paul Runcorn… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Migration into Scotland transformed our DNA and language
It was once said that the first proper depiction of the seraphim crest was when it was painted by the heraldic artist A G Law Sampson on the matriculation of the arms of CARRUTHERS of Dormont in 1913. In fact our own heraldist, Mr Anthony Maxwell, once believed the same, until evidence was proven otherwise.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: When was the seraphim on our Chief’s arms first used?