This Maclean of Duart genuine tartan cloth large notebook is made with genuine British tartan cloth. It measures 21cm x 13cm, and has 192 pages of 80gsm cream paper, with left page plain, right page ruled. Cloth supplied by tailors and kilt makers Kinloch Anderson. With a ribbon marker, inner note pocket, elastic enclosure, history of tartan leaflet, and colourful bookmark with a brief history of the Maclean of Duart tartan. Presented in a clear acetate bag. The Maclean of Duart tartan is red with black, and touches of yellow, white and blue. The Macleans claim descent from Gillean of the Battleaxe, a kinsman of Fergus Mor, the sixth-century-ruler of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. Lands given to the clan chief included the isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland.
During the 16th century the Campbells emerged as the most powerful clan in the West Highlands. Several marriages took place between the Macleans and the Campbells. Septs of the Maclean clan include Beaton, Black, Dowart, Dowie, Duart, Garvie, Gillan, Lane, Lean, Leith, MacBeth, MacCormick, MacFadyen, Macgeachan, MacVey, Patten and Rankin. Scientists, thinkers and writers in the Scottish Enlightenment used 'commonplace notebooks' to record thoughts and ideas. Many British writers such as Virginia Woolf and Arthur Conan Doyle continued to use them. Tartan belongs to Scottish heritage and culture, and thrives today both at home and overseas. There are now over 7,000 tartans officially recorded in the Scottish Register of Tartans located within the National Archive of Scotland. Waverley Books (Waverley Scotland) are delighted to innovate on the commonplace notebook idea with the Waverley tartan notebooks bound in genuine tartan cloth supplied by kilt makers and tailors Kinloch Anderson, Edinburgh.