All artwork by the heraldic artist A. Maxwell, cannot be used without permission
Clan Carruthers is a lowland Scottish Clan of the West March of the Scottish Borders in and around Dunfriesshire (Gaelic - Siorrachd Dhù Phris).
The clan is officially recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, in Edinburgh, however, as the clan does not currently have a clan chief that is it is considered an armigerous clan according to Way and Squire in Scottish Clan & family Encyclopedia.
We were one of the 17 named Border Clans in the 1587 Act of the Scottish Parliament of unruly Clans and one of the 77 listed historic riding surnames of Border Reivers recorded by George MacDonald Fraser in his book, The Steel Bonnets (1989)
The Tartan above is the Red Carruthers, registered to our name with the Clan Carruthers Society-International clan badge upon it
Carruthers Clan Crest, as seen above on the cap badge, which is the official badge of the Clan Carruthers Society-International : A seraphim volant in a strap and buckle around which is the motto of Holmains.
(Artist: A Maxwell)
The Carruthers Coat of Arms (Holmains): Two gold (Or) chevrons engrailed between three gold (Or) fleur-de-lis on a red (Gules) shield
The Carruthers Motto (Holmains): Promptus Et Fidelis (Ready and faithful).
Tartan: Red Carruthers
Modern Accepted Varients of the name Carruthers although not complete: Caruthers, Carrothers, Carrithers, Carothers, Carrodus, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Carradice, Cardus, Crothers, Cruddace, Crowdace, Cridders, Credeur.