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New. Added to our range in 2020. RRP £8.50 / €10.00
Notebooks inspired by the importance of the ballads and songs of Scotland in the country’s life, heritage and culture.
“The Skye Boat Song” is a Scottish song recalling the journey of Bonnie Prince Charlie from Uist to the Isle of Skye as he evaded capture by Government troops after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
The lyrics were composed by Sir Harold Boulton, in the 1870s, to an air collected by Anne Campbell MacLeod.
The text of Boulton’s song gives an account of how, with the aid of Flora MacDonald, Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as a serving maid, escaped in a small boat after the defeat at Culloden. The song was composed nearly a century and a half after the episode it describes. It is often supposed that it describes Charles’s flight from the mainland, but this is unhistorical. The only time Charles was in Skye was when he left Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides to avoid the increasingly thorough Government searches.
Our notebook is bound in genuine Isle of Skye tartan, woven in Great Britain.
Kinloch Anderson: 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.
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 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. Each contains a removable booklet detailing the story and words of each Scottish song or poem in our range. Each includes a retractable pen. (Pen barrel colour may vary from that illustrated.)
Left side blank, right side ruled
Trimmed page size: 10.5 × 7.5 cm