Passion and our Scottish Heritage

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 raisedContinue reading “Passion and our Scottish Heritage”

Who owns the Clan/Family tartan

Sometimes, it is difficult understand information others have posted, especially on things it is obvious they know nothing or very little about. However, the evidence, rather than an agenda driven supposition is always available to be seen if you choose to look for it. With this in mind, today we will discuss and differentiate betweenContinue reading “Who owns the Clan/Family tartan”

Garrey Edward Carruthers

Garrey Edward Carruthers (born August 29, 1939) is an American politician and academic who served as the 27th governor of New Mexico and the Chancellor of New Mexico State University. He previously served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1974 to 1975, director of the New Mexico Water Resources Research InstituteContinue reading “Garrey Edward Carruthers”

James Carruthers

  Hall of Fame Class of 1990 Information submitted in a nomination letter to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame by Ralph “Doc” DesRoches. Red Carruthers was a true friend of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. With the help of Betsy and Phillip Palmedo, he helped create the Palmedo National Ski LibraryContinue reading “James Carruthers”

Jacob H. Carruthers, Jr.

Professor Jacob Carruthers was born on February 15, 1930 in Dallas, Texas. He was a firm believer that a large part of liberating African American people comes from understanding and connecting history, culture and heritage. He received a B.A. from Samuel Huston College in Austin, Texas in 1950; an M.A. from Texas Southern University inContinue reading “Jacob H. Carruthers, Jr.”

Regional Representation at the St. Andrews Society Highland Games

Springfield, IL Scottish Highland Games Clan Carruthers Society USA Regional Representative, Jeanne Crouthers Abert, joined a large line of Scottish Clans at Springfield Area Highland Games hosted by St. Andrew’s Society of Central Illinois Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds, New Berlin, IL. She reported that on the day of the event it was a littleContinue reading “Regional Representation at the St. Andrews Society Highland Games”

The History of Highland Settlements of the Cape Fear in the Carolinas

The establishment of the Argyll Colony in the Cape Fear valley of the Carolinas in 1739 was an important event in the history of Scotland and America. It was for some time the largest settlement of Scottish Highlanders anywhere outside of Scotland. Why did people leave their native homes in Scotland for an unknown land?Continue reading “The History of Highland Settlements of the Cape Fear in the Carolinas”

The Highlander immigrants who helped build America

The Highlands of Scotland proved to be a natural recruiting ground for emigrants that were to help build North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. The breakdown of Highland society and culture created bleak prospects on home soil for ordinary folk while the revered fighting powers of the clans made their men sought afterContinue reading “The Highlander immigrants who helped build America”


  More than 100,000 Ulster Presbyterians of Scottish origin migrated to the American colonies in the six decades prior to the American Revolution, the largest movement of any group from the British Isles to British North America in the eighteenth century. Drawing on a vast store of archival materials, The People with No Name isContinue reading “THE PEOPLE WITH NO NAME: IRELAND’S ULSTER SCOTS, AMERICA’S SCOTS IRISH, AND THE CREATION OF A BRITISH ATLANTIC WORLD, 1689-1764”