This Black and White Tartan mini genuine cloth tartan notebook with pen is part of the Scottish Traditions tartan series: black and white is a popular tartan to wear for weddings and celebrations. And we find these colours in the highlands and islands, black grouse, capercaillie, puffins, and the Black Isle are part of Scotland's natural landscape. The Black and White tartan is one of Kinloch Anderson's house tartans ranges. This mini notebook has an elastic closure, ribbon marker, eight perforated end leaves, and an expandable inner note holder. The notebook also has a retractable pen. (Pen barrel colour may vary from that illustrated.) Early weavers used local plants and natural products for their dyes so the locality of the weaver affected the colours of the local tartan. The genuine tartan cloth used for this notebook is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland. 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.