From wiki and augments: the Teuchter (Highland)-Sassanach (Lowland) divide. (although not exact as the line can be blurred, this remains a reasonable conceptual indicator) Well known Scot's words have been used to define where a Scot actually comes from, sometimes used disparagingly by the other group and for many generations. These terms split Scotland across… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Teuchter or Sassanach
This is part of a post relating to our Carruthers ancestry, which was sent to us by some of our members who asked if it was accurate. It claims, as the caption says, that this is a painting of: Lady Nichole Jardine Carruthers, born 1552 in Applegarth Dumfries-shire, Scotland, father, John, was 29 and her… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A portait of Lady Nicole Jardine Carruthers, or not?
Scotland Shop are now stocking Carruthers items covering a wide range of merchandise and includes our own clan page. This is another step forward for us. Considering our family have only been legally and officially recognised by the Lord Lyon since 2019, and our tartan although registered in 2017, was only listed as the official… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Winning the war, not just the battles.
Here is an excellent piece taken from the COSCA Newsletter-Winter Edition, written by Andrew Morrison, 3rd Viscount Dunrossil, which is both an interesting read and covers the challenges many of us in Scottish clan and family society can sympathise with. We hope you enjoy it. Viscount Dunrossil Enthusiasm and Authenticity. I was born and raised… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Passion and our Scottish Heritage.
Jaquelyne Carruthers, Author and Artist. Our family, having left their origins in Annandale in the Scottish Borders, have traversed and settled in many parts of the world. In a great many cases they have brought their own positive stamp to the neighbourhoods, regions and countries in which they live. It is therefore always a great… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Jacquelyn Carruthers, American author and artist
WW2 Soldiers taken at the ruins of Mouswald Tower, note the Drumlanrig Arms above the gateway Carruthers, Logan Estate and Cornal Tower At the entrance to the dale of Moffat, in the parish of Moffat in upper Annandale in the county of Dumfriesshire, lay the ruins of Cornel Tower, an ancient Border Keep that once… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers of Mouswald, Shield Bearer to the Red Douglas and more on Marion of Mouswald.
Mysore Maharajah Palace and Gardens During the time of the British rule in India (1757-1947) and after, many Scots to include members of our own family saw India as the place for expats to go. Employment came in various guises; the East India Company or its regiments, the British Army in India, independent British interests… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Snippets from a Carruthers Diary in India – part 3 From India to Ceylon
Robert Burns This famous poem by Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, is known throughout the world. This poem, first penned in 1793 in the Scots tongue remains a clarion call against tyranny in all its forms. It was stimulated by a visit by Burns to the battlefield at Bannockburn in Stirlingshire, where he imagined the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scot’s Wa Hae, Burns, Wallace and Bruce.
Although the first Sir Lyndsay of the Mount, Lord Lyon from 1542-1554, completed 'The Register of Arms of the Scottish Nobility and Gentry in 1542, it was not until many years later, during the time of Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, Lord Lyon (1663-1677) that a Register was established covering the registration of all Scottish… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Pin of Carruthers Arms through the ages
Sunday, 25 December 2022 Dear Clan, Five years ago, almost to the day, I received a very unexpected letter. It was from an Anthony Maxwell, writing on behalf of a Dr George Carruthers. They believed I was the rightful hereditary Chief of Carruthers, and urged me to petition the Lord Lyon accordingly. I knew my… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: A Christmas Message from the Chief.