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Dr George Carruthers KCHT, KEG, OLJ, BSc, MSc, DC, FRCC

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 28th April. 2017. Registration No. 0424 (Vol.3).

Arms: Gules, two chevronells engrailed between in chief two fleurs-de-lys and in base a pheon Or.

Crest: The figure of the Archangel Michael pinning the beast proper.

Motto: Non Sto Solus.

Grant: Court of The Lord Lyon Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland: Warrant accepted January 2017, awaiting Letters Patent.

Illustration by Anthony Maxwell.

The Arms of Dr George Carruthers

The design of the arms is based upon those of the chiefly arms of Carruthers.

They are differenced with chevronells engrailed and a pheon to replace the fleur-de-lis on the base, the latter representing the “lang spear” used by his family as Border Reivers.

The crest is in keeping with the other Carruthers armigers, who have historically retained angelic crests. The figure of the Archangel Michael being chosen for his own.

In classic depictions, St Michael is normally identified defeating Satan, usually depicted as a beast, by standing over him. Therefore, blazoning the crest as, the figure of the Archangel Michael pinning the beast seemed by far the more appropriate wording.

The motto chosen, Non Sto Solus (I do not stand alone) carries both historical and spiritual connotations of Carruthers as a riding family of the West Marches, as well as reflecting his own personal beliefs and close family ties.

 
 

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