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The vibrant Fraser Modern Red tartan is predominantly red with details in blue, green and white.
The Fraser Modern Red tartan colors are red with details in blue, green and white. The Frasers are a Lowland clan, said to be of Norman origin. It is suggested by some that the name is derived from the town of Fréselière in Anjou, France. The name is first found in the south of Scotland in the 12th century. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul. Their badge was a strawberry plant (fraisierin French).
In 1160 Simon Fraser held lands at Keith in East Lothian. It is believed he was given the church at Keith to the abbey at Kelso. In 1306 Sir Simon Fraser of Oliver Castle was executed by Edward I of England after he was captured while fighting for Robert the Bruce. It was around this time that the Frasers left East Lothian and began to establish the clan in Aberdeenshire.
Sir Simon's cousin, Sir Alexander Fraser, married the sister of Robert the Bruce and became the king's chamberlain. His elder brother, also named Simon, was the progenitor of the Frasers of Lovat. The Frasers of Lovat are a separate clan of the Highlands. Some do not acknowledge them as a clan in itself. The Lovat Frasers were involved in the famous battle of Blaire-na-Leine, called 'Battle of the Shirts', with the MacDonalds of Clanranald in 1544. Losses on both sides were heavy. The MacDonalds were victorious. Lord Lovat and his son were killed.
Clan Fraser were not involved in the Jacobite rebellions. Their Highland relative Clan Fraser of Lovat were Jacobites.
The current Clan Fraser Chief is Flora Fraser, The Rt Hon The Lady Saltoun. Her seat is Philorth Castle, now known as Cairnbulg Castle in Aberdeenshire. Their historic seats are Oliver Castle in the Scottish Borders and Pitsligo Castle in Aberdeenshire.
The clan motto is “All my hope is in God”.
Septs include the following: Brewster, Cowie, Frew, Simon, Sims, Simpson, Twaddle, Tweedie.
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.