Stand-Out Scottish Books: Mini Tartan Cloth Notebooks
We are delighted to welcome the arrival of four new Mini Tartan Cloth Notebooks, published by Waverley Books, and each bound in their own unique official tartan cloth, with a retractable pen attached.
56598: Tartan Cloth Notebook Mini – Skye Boat Song
56599: Tartan Cloth Notebook Mini - Auld Lang Syne
56600: Tartan Cloth Notebook Mini – Red, Red Rose
56601: Tartan Cloth Notebook Mini – Flower of Scotland
With 92 pages (blank and lined alternately) the notebooks also include a songbook of perhaps Scotland’s four most famous songs, with the four different tartans representing the four individual songs.
‘The Skye Boat Song’, first published in 1884, recounts the perilous journey to the Isle of Skye made in 1746 by a fleeing Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden, and is accompanied by the Flora MacDonald tartan, named after the heroine who risked her own life to help the prince.
‘Auld Lang Syne’, written by Robert Burns, although based on an older song, and first published in 1796. Long since associated in Scotland with New Year, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ has been sung across the English-speaking world, and beyond, since the 1920s, and has featured in classic Hollywood movies such as It’s a Wonderful Life and When Harry Meets Sally.
‘A Red, Red Rose’, first published in 1794, is one of Robert Burns’ most famous and beautiful songs, with its perennial popularity exemplified by Bob Dylan naming the song’s lyrics as the greatest inspiration on his career. ‘A Red, Red Rose’ is represented by the Burns Check tartan
‘Flower of Scotland’, first published in 1967, is the most recent of the four Scottish songs. Written by Roy Williamson of the band The Corries, ‘Flower of Scotland’ was adopted as the national song of the Scottish rugby union team in 1990, and is considered the ‘unofficial’ national anthem of Scotland.
The four new Mini Tartan Cloth Notebooks can be ordered from Lomond Books if you click here