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The Ledger is a time capsule of the fledgling Scottish folk scene. Every week in the late ’50s and early ’60s The Scotsman published a traditional Scottish folk song with lyrics and melody alongside an explanatory article by folklorist Norman Buchan. My Grandfather, Findlay Cumming, cut them out of the newspaper and pasted them into a ledger. Buchan’s articles were collected and published as 101 Scottish Folk Songs and later as The Scottish Folksinger, two of the most influential books on the Scottish Folk scene past and present.