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Available from 20 January 2020
Notebooks inspired by the importance of the ballads and songs of Scotland in the country’s life, heritage and culture.
“A Red, Red Rose” is a 1794 song by Robert Burns, based on traditional sources. The song is often published as a poem, and is one of the most famous verses to be associated with Burns.
Towards the end of his life, Robert Burns worked to preserve traditional Scottish songs for the future, contributing to the Scots Musical Museum, and A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice. Burns gave the song to singer Pietro Urbani for it to be published in his Scots Songs, and referred to it as a “simple old Scots song which I had picked up in the country.”
In 2008, when asked for the source of his greatest creative inspiration, Bob Dylan, American singer songwriter, selected “A Red, Red Rose”, as the lyrics that had the biggest effect on his life. The song is unrelentingly popular, with notable versions by Jean Redpath, Eva Cassidy and Carly Simon.
Our notebook is bound in genuine Burns Check, woven in Great Britain.
Kinloch Anderson: The 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