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About carrothersclan

After studying the history, the stories and even the tears of the Carrothers Journey, it is time to start writing them down so all the Carrothes can read them. When I learned that there is DNA proof that we are all related, it is time to join together.

A Visit to Dumfries House

It was my first visit although Dumfries house is on of Britain’s most beautifuldumfries house prince charles stately homes that was saved for the nation by the personal intervention of Prince Charles the Prince of Wales in 2007. The house … Continue reading

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Rock of the Saint

The little Scottish island of Eileach-an-Naoimh (Rock of the Saint) is one of the Garvellach Islands, in the Firth of Lorne, and is the reputed burial place of St Eithne, mother of St Columba, making it a ‘holy island’. On this very remote, windswept … Continue reading

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North Berwick Witch Trials

  The witches’ gathering of Halloween 1590 in North Berwick was one of the most infamous gatherings, especially because of the ensuing trials, which sentenced many innocent people to their death, purely for political gain. Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. The Witches’ … Continue reading

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Morton Castle

Morton Castle, stands in a very scenic location on a promontory above Morton Loch, 4 miles North of Thornhill and 1½ miles SouthEast of highway A702. The castle is a hall-house, with some additions, that date back to the late … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Secret Message

Mystery of the Secret Message   Penny lives with her aunt and uncle because her mother is dead and her father travels on business much of the time, dealing in Asian art.  Thanks to his travels, Penny and her aunt … Continue reading

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Joan of the Tower, Queen of Scotland

In research you frequently discover instances of happy medieval marriages – and even if a marriage was not based on love, it did not mean that it would not be successful. Indeed, in many such instances the young woman concerned … Continue reading

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Knights Templar First Headquarters

The first headquarters of the Knights Templar, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Crusaders called it the Temple of Solomon and it was from this location that the Knights took their name of Templar. The Carruthers have two chevrons … Continue reading

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