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Auld Lang Syne Tartan: Mini with pen: 10.5 x 7.5cm: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookAuld Lang Syne Tartan: Mini with pen: 10.5 x 7.5cm: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookOur price: £8.50ViewAvailable from 20 January 2020 - coming soon Flower of Scotland Tartan: Mini with pen: 10.5 x 7.5cm: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookFlower of Scotland Tartan: Mini with pen: 10.5 x 7.5cm: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookOur price: £8.50ViewAvailable from 20 January 2020.Hunting Tartan: Large: 21 x 13cm: Scottish Traditions: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookHunting Tartan: Large: 21 x 13cm: Scottish Traditions: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookOur price: £14.99ViewThe Kinloch Anderson Hunting tartan large (21cm x 13cm) hardback notebook is made from 80 gsm paper. The tartan follows the tradition of hunting tartans which reflect the darker shades of green and brown to be seen in the Scottish landscape, as well as the pursuit of activities such as hunting and shooting. The colours of this tartan are green, blue, burgundy, black and light beige. Hunting Tartan: Mini with pen: 10.5 x 7.5cm: Scottish Traditions: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookHunting Tartan: Mini with pen: 10.5 x 7.5cm: Scottish Traditions: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookOur price: £7.99ViewThis series of Tartan Notebooks celebrates Scottish Traditions – the many unique features of Scotland and its people. History, clans and tartans, the landscape of Scotland – hills, glens, mountains, lochs and rivers guarded by the many castles and strongholds of Scotland, some ancient and ruined, but each one full of history, with a story to tell.Hunting Tartan: Pocket: 14 x 9cm: Scottish Traditions: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookHunting Tartan: Pocket: 14 x 9cm: Scottish Traditions: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace NotebookOur price: £9.99ViewThis series of Tartan Notebooks celebrates Scottish Traditions – the many unique features of Scotland and its people. History, clans and tartans, the landscape of Scotland – hills, glens, mountains, lochs and rivers guarded by the many castles and strongholds of Scotland, some ancient and ruined, but each one full of history, with a story to tell.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook –  Cameron of Erracht (Large)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Cameron of Erracht (Large)Our price: £14.99View Available from 1 June 2019
Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Caledonia (pocket)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Caledonia (pocket)Our price: £9.99ViewThe vibrant Caledonia tartan has a sea-green background overlaid with broad red banding, with accents of black, white and yellow.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Cameron of ErrachtWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Cameron of ErrachtOur price: £9.99ViewThe Cameron of Erracht tartan has a lively palette of green, red and yellow interspersed with black and dark blue.The Cameron of Erracht tartan, a blend of the MacDonald and Cameron tartans, was designed in 1793 for the regiment of the 79th or Cameron Highlanders. The Cameron of Erracht clan is a branch of Clan Cameron, a West Highland Scottish clan. The Camerons, were among the strongest of the Highland clans with a reputation for bravery, and they commanded the “Road to the Isles” (an area from Corpach in the Highlands, towards the Western Isles).Donald Cameron, 7th of Erracht, was born shortly before the Jacobite Rising of 1715. He fought for Charles Edward Stuart (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”) in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and, under Cameron of Lochiel, was second in command of the Camerons at Glenfinnan in Lochaber where the rebellion began.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Campbell AncientWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Campbell AncientOur price: £9.99ViewThe Campbell Ancient tartan’s palette is restful blues and greens overset with bands of black.Clan Campbell was the most powerful clan in the southern Highlands of Scotland. Tradition has it that the clan is descended from Diarmid – a Celtic mythological hero – hence the reason why they are known as the “Race of Diarmid”. Historically, their ancestors were almost certainly of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada (or Dál Riata) and were probably a family of high rank. Their name in Gaelic is Caimbuel – which translates as “wry or crooked mouth”.In common with many of the Scottish clans, the Campbells were keen to extend their territories and their power. The degree to which they achieved this aim was due, in part, to their willingness to cooperate with the Lowland Scotland power base.At the height of their power they held extensive lands throughout Argyll, in Perthshire, Ayrshire, Inverness-shire and on the islands of Mull and Islay. With the Lords of the Isles disempowered and dispossessed by James IV, the authority of the Campbell chief in the southern Highlands became almost regal. The powerful clan chiefs inspired both loyalty and courage in their kinsmen and in the mid-18th century it was estimated that the Campbell strength stood at 5,000 men.The principal branch of the clan is that of Argyll, which was created a dukedom in 1701. Other important branches are those of Cawdor, Breadalbane and Loudoun which have their own tartans. The Campbell Ancient tartan has the same sett as the Black Watch – raised by the Duke of Argyll in 1739 and served by members of the clan – but it uses lighter shades of blue and green.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Colquhoun AncientWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Colquhoun AncientOur price: £9.99View The Colquhoun Ancient tartan is green blended with blue and black, bearing thin white and red stripes. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Davidson AncientWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Davidson AncientOur price: £9.99ViewThe Davidson Ancient tartan is a bright green and blue with black overlaid and a cheerful single orange stripe.The Davidsons appear to have been a Gaelic-speaking clan who lived on lands in Badenoch (a historic area in Strathspey in the Highlands). In the early part of the 14th century, the Davidsons became part of the Clan Chattan confederation, an alliance of clans that included the MacPhersons, Mackintoshes, MacGillivrays and MacBeans. The first chief, David Dubh, was the son of Donald Dubh, a Comyn, and Slane, daughter of the sixth Mackintosh chief. Thereafter the clan became known as Clan Dhai.The Davidsons appear to have been virtually destroyed by clan conflict in the late 14th century. One account concerns the battle of Invernahaven in 1370, when the Camerons marched on the Mackintoshes in a dispute over land rent. As the rival clans prepared for combat, the Mackintoshes had the support of other families in the Clan Chattan confederation, including the Davidsons and the MacPhersons. However, a disagreement arose between these two clans over the command in battle and the MacPhersons left the field feeling they had been dishonoured. In the ensuing confusion the Camerons attacked the Davidsons who, it is said, suffered almost complete annihilation.Another account cites a clan battle in 1396 on the North Inch at Perth that was fought in front of King Robert III. The Davidsons fought as part of the Clan Chattan forces against the Camerons. Soon after this battle it seems that the Davidsons moved to Tulloch, the area with which the family is principally associated, and over the centuries the name appears in other parts of Scotland, including the Borders. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Dress GordonWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Dress GordonOur price: £9.99ViewThe Dress Gordon tartan’s dark greens, blues and blacks are brightened by wide flashes of white and yellow accents.The first record of the Gordons places them in the Lowlands and suggests that they were of Anglo-Norman origin. The Highland clan is claimed to be descended from Sir Adam Gordon (d. 1333), a supporter of King Robert the Bruce, who received the lands of Strathbogie in return for his services to the king. The family built Huntly Castle on these lands at the beginning of the 15th century.Although the senior male line ended in 1402, the marriage of Elizabeth Gordon (d. 1439) to Alexander of the influential Seton family consolidated their powerful position in the Highlands.They further profited from the authority given to them by the Stewart kings and gained other lands and titles, including those of Sutherland. This inspired the sobriquet “Cock o’ the North”, a nickname affectionately given to the Chief of the Gordons. They did come into conflict with the Scottish Crown when George Gordon, the 4th Earl of Huntly (1514–1562) contested the earldoms of Mar and Moray bestowed by Mary, Queen of Scots on her half-brother James Stewart (c. 1531–1570). In October 1562, the Gordons were defeated by a royal army at the Battle of Corrichie in Aberdeenshire. Earl Huntly died during the fray and his body was later taken to Edinburgh where it was publicly disgraced. However, the 5th Earl (d. 1576) made peace with Mary and became her Chancellor in 1565.The Gordons of Haddo acquired their lands in the northeast in the 15th century. Haddo House, a fine example of Palladian architecture (inspired by the designs of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio) by William Adam (1689–1748), was built for them in the 17th century.
Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Dress MackenzieWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Dress MackenzieOur price: £9.99ViewThe Dress Mackenzie tartan contrasts wide bands of snowy white with dark blacks, blues and greens – and a single vibrant red stripe.The Mackenzie clan is of Celtic origin, and its history goes back to at least the 13th century when they were established at Eilean Donan, near Kyle of Lochalsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland which was to be their stronghold for centuries.In the 15th century, at a time when many of the Gaelic clans were asserting their independence of the monarchy, Alexander, 6th of Kintail, and 1st Chief Mackenzie (before 1436, after 1471), gave his allegiance to the Royal House of Stewart. Alexander’s loyalty to James III against John of Islay, 4th Lord of the Isles (chief of Clan Donald, d. 1423) was rewarded with a royal charter to the lands at Kintail and later with the award of lands that had been confiscated from the MacDonalds.Through successive chiefs, the Mackenzies continued to pledge their allegiance to the Crown, and by the beginning of the 17th century they had acquired the forfeited lands of the MacLeods in Lewis and the MacDonnels in Lochalsh. In 1609, Kenneth, 12th Chief of Kintail, was created Lord Mackenzie, and his son, Colin, was created the 1st Earl of Seaforth 14 years later.The Mackenzies installed the Macraes as hereditary governors of Eilean Donan Castle, and the loyalty of the Macraes to their overlords was such that they were known as the “Mackenzies’ shirt of mail”.The fortunes of the clan wavered in the 18th century when their support of the failed 1715 Jacobite Rebellion resulted in the forfeit of their lands and titles. The lands were repurchased and the title of Earl of Seaforth restored in 1771, but the male line died out in 1815.The Mackenzie motto is Luceo non uro – “shine not burn”.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – FergusonWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – FergusonOur price: £9.99ViewThe Ferguson tartan is a dark forest green with thin white and red accents.Ferguson means “son of Fergus”. In Gaelic, MacFhaerghuis, or the anglicised MacFergus, can also be translated as “son of the angry one”. There are Fergusons (or Fergussons) all over Scotland, and though it is not possible to ascribe one common ancestry to a patronymic name of this type, the clan’s history contains several stories of the origins of Fergusons in different areas of Scotland. There were branches of the clan all over Scotland, from Dumfriesshire through Argyll and Perthshire to Aberdeenshire and Ross-shire. These had separate chiefs, though the chief of the Fergussons of Kilkerran in Ayrshire has been recognised since the 18th century as the chief of all the Fergusons. The clan’s own history claims that the Fergusons of Strachur in Argyll can be traced back to Fergus Mór mac Eirc, who led his people, the “Scoti”, from Antrim in Ireland to settle in Argyll and establish the ancient tribal kingdom of Dalriada (Dál Riata), a Gaelic overkingdom that included parts of western Scotland and northeastern Ulster in Ireland in the 5th and 6th centuries.Records link the Fergusons of Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire with Fergus of Galloway (d. 1161) who was founder of Dundrennan Abbey. He was: father of Gilbert, or Gilla Brigte mac Fergusa, of Galloway (d. 1185); grandfather of Duncan, or Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick (d. 1250); and great-great-grandfather to Robert Bruce (1274–1329). This branch of the clan appears to have held estates in Kilkerran from medieval times, and they remain the principal clan family. Another important branch are the Fergusons of Dunfallandy in Atholl, who were recognised as the principal Highland family of the clan.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Gordon Red WeatheredWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Gordon Red WeatheredOur price: £9.99ViewThe Gordon Red Weathered tartan blends slate greys and earthy browns with a vibrant red banding and slim white highlights.The first record of this very old Scottish clan name is from the 12th century, that of Richard, Lord of the Barony of Gordon in the Merse, which was part of what we now know as Berwickshire. However, since then, the clan’s association has been with lands in Aberdeenshire.It is said that the progenitor of the Gordon clan is Richard’s descendant Sir Adam Gordon (d. 1333). During the wars of independence, he backed William Wallace in 1297 and, after renouncing his support of Edward I, also supported Robert the Bruce. In 1320, Gordon and Sir Edward Mabinson were bearers of three letters to the Pope asserting the independence of the Kingdom of Scotland, dated at Aberbrothock (Arbroath) on the 6th of April. One of these letters was the famous Declaration of Arbroath, signed and sealed by 51 nobles. It failed to convince the pope to lift his excommunication of Scotland but it is an eloquent and influential expression of nationhood. Bruce granted Gordon the lordship of Strathbogie in Aberdeenshire, which was then renamed Huntly, after a village on Gordon’s Berwickshire estate. Gordon was killed during the Battle of Halidon Hill (1333). The Gordon Red tartan is sometimes referred to as “the Huntly tartan”. The Gordon Red Weathered tartan is a design that is intended to emulate the colours of an antique and original remnant of Gordon Red tartan fabric. The muted colours are replicated using natural dyes, and are intended to look faded with age. As their name suggests, weathered tartans are lighter in tone. The end result is a more natural and authentic look to the colourway of the tartan. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Grant Ancient HuntingWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Grant Ancient HuntingOur price: £9.99ViewThe Grant Ancient Hunting tartan is a cheerful combination of blues and greens, brightened by yellow and orange-red stripes which are bolstered by black undertones. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacDonaldWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacDonaldOur price: £9.99ViewThe MacDonald tartan bears a lattice of bright red over a dark background of blue and green.If your surname is MacDonald then you belong to the Clan Donald. There are several branches of the clan with origins all around the Highlands of Scotland: including Islay, Glen Garry near Fort William, Lochaber, Glen Coe in the north of Argyll, and Ardnamurchan on the west coast. The branches of Clan Donald were determined by the different lands granted to the descendants of Donald of Islay. Their main stronghold was Loch Finlaggan on Islay where they held their court.The Clan Donald is the largest of the Highland Clans and is often described as the most powerful. The Clan Donald was descended from Donald, grandson of the heroic Somerled, Lord of the Isles (d. 1164). Donald’s grandson, Angus Og (d. 1330), was granted vast lands in the Highlands and Western Isles by Robert the Bruce, whom he had supported in the fight for Scottish independence.Angus had two sons, one of whom, John, became Lord of the Isles (d. 1386), while the other, Iain (d. 1368), was the progenitor of the MacDonalds of Glencoe. The name MacDonald is, of course, at the centre of one of the most famous stories in Scottish history, the Massacre of Glencoe of 1692, in which 38 clan members were slaughtered by a Highland regiment under the command of Robert Campbell of Glenlyon (1630–96), on the orders of John Dalrymple, Secretary of State for Scotland (1648–1707).There are at least 27 different tartan setts associated with the Clan Donald. Their motto is Per mare per terras, “by sea and by land”. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacKay AncientWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacKay AncientOur price: £9.99ViewThe MacKay Ancient tartan is a blend of cool blues and greens interlaced with bands of black.This ancient clan, originally known as Clan Morgan and the Clan Aoidh, occupied lands in Durness, from the northwest peninsula of Cape Wrath, extending eastward to the border of Caithness and south to the northern edge of Sutherland. The MacKays are believed to be descendants of the Royal House of Moray, one of the seven Celtic earldoms. Iye Mac Eth (c. 1208–68), the progenitor of the clan, was Chamberlain to the Bishop of Caithness. His son, Iye Mór, acquired the Durness lands through marriage to the bishop’s daughter in 1263.In the 15th century Angus Dubh (d. 1433), the 7th chief, stood against Donald, Lord of the Isles, when the latter invaded Sutherland in his attempt to assert his claim to the Ross earldom. The invaders were victorious, and Angus was imprisoned until Donald’s defeat at the battle of Harlaw in 1411 forced a reconciliation. Angus later married Donald’s sister, Elizabeth, thereby acquiring further lands. In 1427 it was documented that Angus was the leader of a force of 4,000 men, a reflection of how much power he had accumulated.From the 16th century, the MacKays’ influence began to wane as their lands came under constant attack from the Gordon clan, who had acquired the earldom of Sutherland by force and sought to extend their territory. By the end of the century, the MacKay chief had become reduced to the status of vassal to the Gordon chief. The clan suffered in the 19th-century Highland Clearances and in 1829 the chief sold what remained of their lands to the house of Sutherland.
Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacLean of Duart (large)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacLean of Duart (large)Our price: £14.99ViewThe MacLean of Duart tartan is a rich blend of reds and dark green fretted with pale blue, yellow and white. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Maclean of Duart (pocket)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Maclean of Duart (pocket)Our price: £9.99ViewThe Maclean of Duart tartan is a rich blend of reds and dark green fretted with pale blue, yellow and white.The Macleans claim descent from Gillean of the Battleaxe, a kinsman of Fergus Mor, the sixth-century ruler of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. The progenitor of the clan was Lachlan Lubanach who lived in the late 14th century. Lachlan was married to the daughter of the 1st Lord of the Isles and from him received lands in Mull. Mull is an island located off the west coast of Scotland. Lachlan is recorded as being the first Maclean to occupy Duart Castle, the ancient stronghold of the Maclean chiefs. At the end of the 15th century, James IV (1473–1513) successfully challenged the power and independence of the Gaelic clans, and in 1493 Lachlan Maclean was stripped of his lands and titles. The Macleans, who had supported the monarch, received royal confirmation of their possessions and titles, which now included lands in Tiree, Jura, Islay, Morvern and Lochaber.During the 16th century the Campbells emerged as the most powerful clan in the West Highlands. Several marriages took place between the Macleans and the Campbells, but the match between Lachlan Maclean and the daughter of the 2nd Earl of Argyll proved disastrous. Lachlan despised his wife so much that he marooned her on a rock in the Sound of Mull and left her to drown, before reporting her death to her family. However, the lady was rescued by fishermen and returned to her clan, and her brother stabbed Lachlan to death in revenge for his cruelty.Duart Castle fell to the Hanoverians during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and was unoccupied until 1911, when it was repurchased and renovated by the clan chief.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacRae Modern Red (pocket)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MacRae Modern Red (pocket)Our price: £9.99ViewThere are several tartans associated with the MacRae clan, but this attractive MacRae Modern Red tartan is predominantly red with dark blue and dark green. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MalcolmWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – MalcolmOur price: £9.99ViewThe Malcolm tartan is dark blue-green background with contrasting yellow, blue and red lines.The clans Malcolm and MacCallum are joined. The names sound alike and have similar derivations, depending on which history you read. Although some historians suggest they are related, others are of the opinion that they are not genealogically linked at all. In 1779, the chief of the Clan MacCallum, Dugald MacCallum, the ninth of Poltalloch, adopted the name Malcolm after inheriting the Malcolm estate, and the two clans were joined together under the same chief.The name Malcolm has the privilege of being the first name of four of Scotland’s kings and comes from the Early Gaelic words Mael Coluimb meaning monk of Saint Columba (521–597), the Irish Abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity around what is now Scotland. (Mael literally means shavenhead.) MacCallum comes from the Gaelic MacChaluim meaning the son of Callum, while some say MacCallum is derived from Mac Ghille Chaluim which means “son of the disciple of Columba”.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Murray of Atholl Ancient (large)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Murray of Atholl Ancient (large)Our price: £14.99ViewThe Murray of Atholl Ancient tartan is soft blend of black, blue and green, with contrasting red lines. Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Murray of Atholl Ancient (pocket)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Murray of Atholl Ancient (pocket)Our price: £9.99ViewThe Murray of Atholl Ancient tartan is soft blend of black, blue and green, with contrasting red lines.It is said that the Murrays are descended from Freskin, a Pictish noble who lived in the time of David I (12th century). Freskin’s grandson William assumed the designation of “de Moravia” reflecting his ownership of land in the area of Moray. The Murrays of Tullibardine, progenitors of the Dukes of Atholl and the chiefs of the Clan Murray of Atholl, are descended from one of William de Moravia’s sons.John Murray (1608–1642) was the son of William, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine (c. 1574–1626) and Dorothea Stewart (heir of the 5th Earl of Atholl). John Murray was created Earl of Atholl in the Peerage of Scotland in 1629. He was the 1st Earl of Atholl with the surname Murray.John Murray, the 2nd Marquess of Atholl (1660–1724) became 1st Duke of Atholl in 1703. The Duke of Atholl is the hereditary chief of Clan Murray. The Duke gathered 4,000 men in an attempt to oppose the Union of 1707. He did not support the Jacobite Rebellions, but his elder son William Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (1689–1746) and his younger son Lord George Murray (1694–1760) fought for Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite army.
Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – RobertsonWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – RobertsonOur price: £9.99ViewThe Robertson tartan is an intense red crossed with broad bands of navy and dark green.Clan Robertson, the Gaelic Clann DhÒnchaidh, “children of Duncan”, claims descent from Duncan I, King of Scots (who ruled 1034–1040). Donnachadh Reamhar (Duncan the Stout – stout-hearted rather than “fat”) son of Andrew of Atholl, was the first recognised chief of the clan in the early 14th century, and his family were known as Duncanson. Duncan’s relatives and followers are said to have supported Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn (1314). Duncan is said to have been killed at the Battle of Neville’s Cross (1346), and was succeeded by his eldest son Robert. The Robert from whom the clan takes its name though, is Robert Riabach (“Grizzled”) who in 1437 captured the murderers of King James I. As a reward, King James II gave Robert a charter in which all of his lands were made into a feudal barony. The barony in Perthshire was called Struan and the chiefs of the clan were from then onwards known as Robertson of Struan. Afterwards, the clan remained faithful to the Stewart Earls of Atholl. The Robertsons fought under Montrose for Charles I. Alexander Robertson, 17th of Struan (c. 1669–1749), is said to have led 600 clansmen to join Bonnie Dundee (John Graham of Claverhouse, c. 16481689) at the Battle of Killiecrankie (1689), but arrived too late. He fought in the 1715 and 1745 Jacobite Rebellions. The clan’s most precious relic, carried by all Robertson chiefs since the battle of Bannockburn, is the Clach na Brataich, a clear stone that was unearthed when the chief’s standard pole was pulled out of the ground while on the march to the battle. The clan’s motto is Virtutis gloria merces, “Glory is the reward of valour”.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Stewart HuntingWaverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook – Stewart HuntingOur price: £9.99ViewThe Stewart Hunting tartan is a dark blend of greens, blues and blacks with thin highlights of yellow and red.The name of this illustrious and royal family is spelled two ways – Stewart and Stuart – but it was not spelled Stuart until the time of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary, betrothed at the age of five to the Dauphin, Francis II of France, spent 13 years at the French Court. To enable her French associates to pronounce the Stewart name more easily it was decided to respell it without the troublesome “w”. “Hunting” tartans can be dated back to the 16th century. Clans who wore bright colours had the idea of making them more sombre and serviceable for everyday or hunting wear, replacing a prominent colour in the main tartan with a dark colour, but retaining the arrangement of the stripes so that they still showed the clan pattern. There are over 30 tartans associated with the Stewart clan. The differences incorporate different branches of the clan, different areas of origin and further variations using the labels “dress” and “hunting”. Royal Stewart tartan is dominated by a vibrant red, Stewart of Appin has lighter greens and blues and the Fraser Stewart of Atholl tartan is mostly red with blocks of blue, green and purple. The Stewart Hunting tartan is a variation on the Stewart tartan but is predominantly green and black with overchecks of red, yellow and blue. In 1848, Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert bought Balmoral Castle. Prince Albert took care of interior decoration, where he used red Royal Stewart and the green Stewart Hunting tartan for carpets, and Dress Stewart for curtains and upholstery.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks – Black Watch (large)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks – Black Watch (large)Our price: £14.99ViewThe Black Watch tartan is a rich, dark green and blue laced with black .The Black Watch was formed in the wake of the unsuccessful 1715 Jacobite Rebellion, where James Francis Edward Stuart (1688–1766), son of the deposed James II, fought to put the exiled House of Stuart back on the throne. From 1725, General George Wade (1673–1748) formed six military companies from the clans of the Campbells, Grants, Frasers and Munros. They were stationed in small detachments across the Highlands to prevent fighting among the clans, deter raiding, and to assist in enforcing laws against the carrying of weapons. In short, they were tasked with protecting the interests of the Hanoverian throne in Scotland. Wade issued an order in May 1725, for the companies all to wear plaid of the same sort and colour. Their original uniform was made from a 12-yard long plaid of the tartan that we know now as the Black Watch tartan. They wore a scarlet jacket and waistcoat, with the tartan cloth worn over the left shoulder. The name is said to come from the dark tartan they wore, hence “black”, and from the fact that they were policing the land, hence “watch”.Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks – Caledonia (large)Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks – Caledonia (large)Our price: £14.99ViewThe vibrant Caledonia tartan has a sea-green background overlaid with broad red banding, with accents of black, white and yellow.
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