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The Colquhouns are a Lowland clan. They adopted the surname 'Colquhoun' after the name of the Dunbartonshire lands that they were granted in the time of Alexander II's reign. The principal branch of the family is based in Luss at Loch Lomond. Their historic seat was at the now-ruined Dunglass Castle by the River Clyde in West Dunbartonshire. The Colquhouns also have a connection to Dumbarton Castle. Dumbarton Castle is open to the public, but little of the mediaeval structure remains. King James 1 is said to have asked John Colquhoun, 10th of Luss, if he would seize Dumbarton Castle. The chief is said to have replied in French 'Si Je Puis', which became the clan motto “If I can”. The chief's clansmen did secure the castle. Since 1875, the Luss Highland Gathering has been held just outside the village. The chief of Clan Colquhoun is the chieftain of the games.
Septs: Related septs of the clan include: Calhoun, Cowan, Ingram, Kilpatrick, King, Kirkpatrick, Laing, McCowan, McMain, McManus, McLintock, McOwan.
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: 14 × 9 cm.
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