Ruthven Tartan & Clan

The surname and titles of Ruthven were extinguished by James VI and it was over 300 years before the earldom of Gowrie was restored to the Ruthvens.

Clan Ruthven Crest & Motto

Ruthven

"Deid schaw"

OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Ruthven TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Ruthven NAME MEAN?
The surname Ruthven comes from the Gaelic Ruadhainn, the area of Perthshire north of Loch Rannoch.

WHERE DOES THE Ruthven CLAN HAIL FROM?
Clan Ruthven's historic seat is Huntingtower Castle in Perthshire

The 4th Lord Ruthven was created Earl of Gowrie and he headed the Gowrie Conspiracy where nobles imprisoned James VI in 1581 and took over the government in his name.