The Thistle Tartan mini notebook is made from genuine tartan cloth and celebrates the thistle - the emblem and flower of Scotland. The colours are two shades of dark purple, dark green, turquoise, burgundy and charcoal. The thistle tartan is one of Kinloch Anderson's house tartans and part of Waverley's Scottish Traditions range. The famous prickly plant has many varieties that grow in Scotland, and the thistle has been used as an important symbol in heraldry for over 500 years. This mini notebook contains a retractable pen and an inner note holder at the back. 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.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.)