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Ruthven Clan

Deriving their name from the Gaelic Ruadhainn, meaning “Dun uplands”, the Ruthven Clan are of Norse origin and first settled at East Lothian.

It is Perthshire that the clan would become commonly associated with however and it is here that Huntingtower Castle, the clan’s traditional seat, would be built in the 15th century. The castle still stands today but has not been inhabited since 2002 and has not been in control of the Ruthvens since the 17th century.

The current clan chief of Clan Ruthven is Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie.

Details

Septs:
Motto: DEID SCHAW
Translation: DEEDS SHOW
Crest: A Ram's head couped Sable armed Or.
scottish ruthven ancient tartan

Ruthven Ancient Tartan