Background of the situation; Originally, the area known as Strathclyde covered both sides of what is now the Scotland and England border.  Inhabitants of both sides of the border spoke the same language and families settled on what became later, both sides of the border.  When Strathclyde became part of Scotland, the Scottish border lay considerably SouthContinue reading “WARDENS OF THE BORERS”

Carruthers right to a Tartan

To understand and appreciate our ability to have a definitive tartan of our own we must first understand its use by families in the borders of Scotland. The history of the use of a clan tartan by Graynes (Reiver families) is definitely not strong. The evidence suggests that if plaid was worn, it was mostContinue reading “Carruthers right to a Tartan”