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Waverley Scotland - Tartan Notebooks and Journals from Scotland

This beautiful high quality tartan notebook range uses genuine tartan cloth for the binding and comes from a quality Scottish publisher Waverley Books, based in Glasgow. Established for over 26 years the name Waverley Books is known for its high production values. The authentic tartan cloth is sourced by Kinloch Anderson, a family owned company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Waverley Scotland - What Tartan can I wear?Waverley Scotland - What Tartan can I wear?Most people wear a tartan that they have a family connection with, and there are over 3,500 tartans in existence. Most people research their own family tartan and decide which one to wear. Most people first research the surnames of their grandparents, or further back, to find out which tartans or clans they are involved with. There is a huge amount of information online and in specialist books to help. Many people who cannot find information about their Scottish family background choose to wear a 'district' tartan and there are many of these. It may be named after a city or certain area of Scotland. Of course, 'clans' began because people living in a certain area would wear the same tartan because of the local dyes and cloth available from the local weaver, or because of an association with the local clan chief or family. 'Sett' is the name given to the pattern of a tartan. The sett was determined by the colours/dyes available and how the handloom was set up. Your own tartan: If you prefer to have your own tartan, (it can be expensive) you can start with an existing one and change some of the colours or proportions, or you can start from scratch. Once designed, you need to check your tartan with the Scottish Register of Tartans https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/ to ensure it does not copy an existing one. And then you have to register it. However... most producers and weavers respectfully advise you study tartan and ask for some advice before you start. Many companies and people now have their own tartans.To find out more about the story of each tartan, you can read the history of each one online or in one of the many excellent books available. The origin of tartans tells us something always about the history of Scotland, and develops our knowledge too of cloth, dyes and how people lived.Each of the tartan commonplace notebooks comes with a bookmark that gives a brief history of the origins of that tartan. Deirdre Kinloch Anderson has written about the history of tartans and her family company also in her book: A Scottish Tradition. ISBN 978190600 0677 £25.00 available from Kinloch Anderson.To read about the origins of the phrase 'Commonplace Notebook' please see our section on 'The Commonplace Notebook' which we found out about while researching some of our books on Robert Burns.  There are 5 products in this category.Just what is a 'Commonplace' notebook then?Just what is a 'Commonplace' notebook then?Waverley Scotland, an independent publishing company based in Glasgow, has created a range of Tartan Commonplace Notebooks, bound in genuine tartan cloth. The tartan cloth is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland, holders of Royal Warrants of Appointment as Tailors and Kiltmakers to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. Kinloch Anderson Scotland were established in 1868 and still operate today as tailors and kiltmakers, specialists in tartan and highland dress, and are based in Leith, Edinburgh. Three years ago, in our detailed research on a book called 'Robert Burns in Edinburgh', we realised how widespread the use of the 'Commonplace' notebook had been. Robert Burns used one; many in the Enlightenment period used commonplace notebooks. Commonplace books (or commonplaces) were a way to compile and accumulate knowledge, thoughts and ideas into books, filled with items of every kind: quotes, letters, poems, anecdotes, sketches, tables of weights and measures, medical recipes, proverbs, prayers, and legal formulas. They were used by readers, writers, students, and scholars as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts they had learned.By the 17th century, commonplacing was formally taught to university students. By the early eighteenth century commonplace books had become information and management devices .They were used by many thinkers and scientists of the Scottish Enlightenment, such as Frances Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Dugald Stewart, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, John Playfair, Joseph Black and James Hutton. Commonplacing was particularly attractive to authors including Robert Burns, Walter Scott, John Milton, Francis Bacon, E.M. Forster, W.H. Auden, Arthur Conan Doyle and Virginia Woolf.Today, despite the developments of electronic and digital management recording systems, the demand for high quality notebooks remains. Especially when you have forgotten your charger. Over the years Waverley has researched and published many aspects of Scottish history, and historical figures, and we are passionate about Scottish heritage and tartan. And if you wish to see one of Robert Burns' commonplace notebooks, there is one proudly on display at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway.There is 1 product in this category.

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Waverley Scotland Tartan Commonplace Guest Book – Thistle Tartan (Kinloch Anderson)Waverley Scotland Tartan Commonplace Guest Book – Thistle Tartan (Kinloch Anderson)Our price: £20.00ViewNothing says summer more than a wedding, anniversary, or friends to stay, so the Waverley authentic tartan cloth Guest Book (size 15.2cm x 22.7cm) with 192 pages is perfect for capturing the moment with messages, doodles, and photos for a lasting record of your event. Waverley Tartan Notebooks worldwide: Each real cloth tartan notebook is uniqueWaverley Tartan Notebooks worldwide: Each real cloth tartan notebook is uniqueOur price: £0.00ViewPlease note: Because of the way the cloth is cut to make the cover for the notebooks, the pattern may change from notebook to notebook depending on the sett and the cut of the cloth. This makes your notebook unique!Waverley: Tartan Worldwide - Arabic translation  - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - Arabic translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookOur price: £0.00ViewHere is the Arabic translation taken from the leaflet about the history of tartan that comes with each Waverley Scotland Real Cloth Tartan Notebook.Waverley: Tartan Worldwide - Chinese Mandarin translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - Chinese Mandarin translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookOur price: £0.00ViewWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - German translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - German translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookOur price: £0.00ViewWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - Japanese translation -This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - Japanese translation -This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookOur price: £0.00ViewHere is the Japanese translation taken from the leaflet about the history of tartan that comes with each Waverley Scotland Real Cloth Tartan Notebook.
Waverley: Tartan Worldwide - Spanish translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookWaverley: Tartan Worldwide - Spanish translation - This is an extract from the multi-lingual leaflet which accompanies each Waverley Tartan notebookOur price: £0.00View
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