This is the site of the proud Scottish border Clan and Riding Family of Carruthers and their Official Clan Society (Clan Carruthers Society-International).
Ancient by our history and noble in our actions and as Border Reivers, family always comes first.
We are and remain proud of our Scottish heritage from wherever we hail; be it the border lands of Scotland to all corners of the Earth, we stand as a clan and family, 'Ready and Faithful' (Promptus et Fidelis).
NB: As a society (we are not an LLC based in the US), we are here to support the official and only route for recognition as a Scottish Clan: that of having a Chief legally recognised through matriculation of the Chiefly Arms of Carruthers of Holmains and enshrined in Scottish law.
Thiscan only be done through the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh whose jurisdiction is within Scotland, but whose authority and recognition in such matters is international. Currently there is information with the Lyon Court to have a chief recognised and we await his decision on the matter.
As there are senior descendents of our clan and family who can evidence their lineage, self appointing chiefs or chieftains is not a legal option for us, if we are to be taken seriously.
Anyone therefore claiming to be a chief of our clan and their are only two contenders, both living in the UK, would be proven by being invited on to the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, thus ensuring international recognition and dialogue for Clan Carruthers going forwards.
Only a legally recognised chief of Clan Carruthers can chose Chieftains of the clan, unless their heritage is evidenced as being a senior of our line.
Currently our clan has two Chieftains, both evidenced by genealogy; Simon Peter Carruthers (Holmains) James Andrew Carruthers (Dormont)
A final hearing by the Lyon Court will take place in early 2019 to peruse all the evidence and make a decision.
Please visit our Clan Roll Call page on this site and sign in. http://www.clancarruthers.com/clan-roll-call.html
Our Clan Society website and blog may be found at: www.clancarrutherssociety.org
We hope you also enjoy our website and if you have time visit our Clan Carruthers facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/clancarruthers/
CLAN: Carruthers (one of the 17 named border clans in the 1587 Act)
CREST:- Seraphim Volent Proper
ARMS BLAZON:- Gules, two chevrons engrailed between three fleur de lys Or
MOTTO:- Promptus et Fidelis (ready and faithful)
CHIEF:- Awaiting the Lord Lyon pleasure
CHIEFTAINS:- James Andrew Carruthers of Dormont ( U.K.) Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains (UK)
ARMIGERS:- George Carruthers (UK) Non Sto Solus (I do not stand alone)
Explanation of our Clan, Society Crest and the Carruthers Tartan
Our header includes the Clan Crest of the senior line of the family, the official badge of the CLAN CARRUTHERS SOCIETY-INTERNATIONAL. It depicts a Seriphim Volent encased in a belt and buckle upon which is inscribed the clan motto Promtus et Fidelis, sitting upon the newly registered Red Carruthers tartan; STR 11700, available to all of the name.
The footer shows all the arms registered and within the records, pertaining to Carruthers, with the arms of Holmains taking centre stage. There is more information in the Armorial history section of this site.