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The Elliot tartan is a bright blue tartan with black banding and bright red accents.
The Elliots appear as a clan with a chief in the Scottish Borders around the 15th century, with territory around Upper Liddesdale. They were notorious Border Reivers. Reivers were families who raided the Border lands. They came from both England and Scotland.
The Elliots are said to be of Breton origin. They came to Britain with William the Conqueror’s invading army in 1066. Elliots have many varied spellings of their name. They settled all over the British Isles. They are based at Glenshee in Angus and they gave their name to Elliot Water in Angus. However, around the time of Robert the Bruce, they made a move to Teviotdale in the Borders.
The principal family in the early 15th century was Elliot of Redheugh. In 1426, a John Elwalde of Teviotdale is recorded. In 1476, Robert Ellot of Redheugh appears as the 10th chief of the clan. Before that, Robert Ellot built a strong tower on a cliff overlooking the ford on Hermitage Water in Liddesdale in 1470. This was just one of about 100-strong towers around Liddesdale which belonged to the Ellots. They shared them with the Clan Armstrong, another Border Reiver clan.
The Elliots of Stobs are also in the Borders. They can be traced back to Gawain Elliot of Stobs in the late 16th century. Gawain was descended from the Elliots of Redheugh.
Elliot is an adapted version of the old English name Elwold. There is also a theory that it is derived from the name of an old Breton tribe, Halgoët. Halgoët is based on the Breton word for willow or saugh tree. The names Elwald, Elwalde and Ellot were common variations.
Kinloch Anderson: The tartan cloth is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland. They are based in Edinburgh. They were established in 1868. They are 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.
Waverley Books has published two books about Kinloch Anderson A Scottish Tradition and Tailored For Scotland .
What is a commonplace notebook? Commonplace notebooks date back to The Scottish Enlightenment. Many thinkers and writers used a commonplace notebook for writing down ideas and knowledge. Adam Smith, Robert Burns, David Hume, and later, writers such as Sir Walter Scott, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Virginia Woolf used commonplace notebooks.
About the notebook: This notebook is made with cloth woven in mills in the United Kingdom. Notebook pages and paper components are made with 80gsm acid-free paper from sustainable forests. Boards used in the binding process are made of 100% recycled paper.This hardback notebook is bound in genuine British tartan cloth with an elastic closure, ribbon market, eight perforated end leaves and expandable inner note holder. It contains a removable booklet about the history of clan tartans, and a bookmark that gives information on the tartan.
Left side blank, right side ruled.
Trimmed page size: 21 × 13 cm.