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March

Events
20.03.2021

Storytelling at Abbotsford
20.03.2021 - 14.05.2021
Online

A series of video stories, including folk tales and local legends, told in Abbotsford's historic house by Mary Kenny.

Find out more
Events
29.03.2021

Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument
29.03.2021 - 25.04.2021
Online

Join the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen for a free online course with Abbotsford and Futurelearn. 

Find out more

April

Events
01.04.2021

Abbotsford Ranger Activities
01.04.2021 - 31.10.2021
Abbotsford

Wildlife walks and outdoor children's activities on Sir Walter Scott's beloved estate. 

Find out more
Talks
11.04.2021

Live Interview with Walter Scott Prize Shortlisted Author Kate Grenville
11.04.2021
online

Join the second in the series of Live Interviews with Walter Scott Prize shortlisted author Kate Grenville.

Find out more
Talks
20.04.2021

Reading Scotland - Reading Scott
20.04.2021
Online

"Scott made in Germany" a talk with Sigrid Rieuwerts

Find out more

May

Talks
06.05.2021

Online Toast to Sir Walter Scott
06.05.2021
Online

An online toast to Sir Walter Scott for Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club members.

Find out more
Events
06.05.2021

A Scott-Themed Dinner from Wedgwood
06.05.2021
Delivered to your door

Eating with Walter Scott: A Scott-Themed Dinner from Wedgwood

Find out more

June

Talks
03.06.2021

Frolics in the Face of Europe: Sir Walter Scott, Continental Travel and the Tradition of the Grand Tour
03.06.2021
Online

A talk from Dr Iain Gordon Brown for Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott club members.

Find out more
Events
05.06.2021

Dandie Derby 2021
05.06.2021
Abbotsford

Come and join in the fun and watch the Dandie Dinmont Terriers take part in their annual light hearted race meeting.

Find out more
Events
15.06.2021

Harps of the North: Edvard Grieg & Andreas Munch in the world of Walter Scott
15.06.2021
online

A short documentary film from the Grieg Society of Scotland asking: what links Walter Scott, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and a poet on a pilgrimage?

Find out more
Talks
28.06.2021

The Public and Private Worlds of Sir Walter Scott
28.06.2021
Online

This event will be focussing on the lesser-known aspects of Sir Walter Scott – his life, career and interests.

Find out more

August

Talks
04.08.2021

Romance and Reality: Elizabeth Gaskell's debt to Sir Walter Scott
04.08.2021
Online from Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Celebrating Sir Walter Scott's influence upon the writing of Elizabeth Gaskell, a giant of 19th century literature.

Find out more
Exhibitions
06.08.2021

Inspiring Walter Scott
06.08.2021 - 09.01.2022
National Museum of Scotland

Discover how Scott drew upon real historical objects for inspiration in his writing. This free exhibition showcases iconic objects from the National Collection and places them alongside Scott's words, and the stories in which they feature.

Find out more
Talks
07.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
07.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Exhibitions
13.08.2021

Walter Scott and Song: Retuning the Harp of the North
13.08.2021 - 31.03.2022
Online

Exploring ballads, opera, and theatrical and popular songs, this online exhibition showcases the University of Aberdeen’s Walter Scott collections alongside musical recordings.

Find out more
Talks
14.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
14.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Events
15.08.2021

Scott's Day
15.08.2021
Abbotsford

Join us to celebrate Sir Walter Scott's 250th birthday with a festive day out for all the family at Abbotsford.

Find out more
Events
15.08.2021

Head for the Hills: What we can learn from walking with Walter Scott
15.08.2021 - 30.04.2022
North-east Scotland

A series of local hill walks led by Hillgoers in partnership with the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more
Exhibitions
15.08.2021

Digital Event: Family Craft- Happy Birthday Sir Walter Scott
15.08.2021
Online

Join City Art Centre on Sir Walter Scott's 250th birthday for an online painting analysis and craft activity.

Find out more
Talks
17.08.2021

Walter Scott and Song Launch
17.08.2021
Online

Join the University of Aberdeen's Department of Museums and Special Collections and Walter Scott Research Centre to celebrate the launch of our online exhibition.

Find out more
Exhibitions
17.08.2021

Sir Walter Scott and the History of Children’s Literature
17.08.2021
Online

This illustrated talk from Museums and Galleries Edinburgh will delve into the archives to uncover some hidden gems and rarities from the histories of Scottish, British, and European children’s literature.

Find out more
Events
19.08.2021

Walter Scott and the Sense of Place 
19.08.2021
Online

This lecture takes on a geographical tour of Scotland in the company of Walter Scott from the Borders to the Shetland Islands.

Find out more
Talks
20.08.2021

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument
20.08.2021
Online

A digital lecture from Jackie Sangster examining the archives from early photographs of the monument under construction to souvenir postcards of the Scott Monument.

Find out more
Talks
21.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
21.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Talks
26.08.2021

In Conversation: Inspiring Walter Scott
26.08.2021
Online

Join National Museums Scotland’s curators, Dr Anna Groundwater and David Forsyth to explore the fascinating objects that inspired Scott and the celebrated novels in which they feature. 

Find out more
Talks
28.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
28.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more

September

Events
01.09.2021

Walter Scott and Song: Musical Events
01.09.2021 - 31.03.2022
Online

A number of talks, performances and other events will be held to explore Scott’s relationship to song.

Find out more
Readings
23.09.2021

Scott at 250: The Dundee Showcase
23.09.2021
Online

A creative showcase in celebration of Sir Walter Scott. Free books galore! Poetry readings, and more!

Find out more

October

Exhibitions
01.10.2021

Sweet Sounds in Wild Places
01.10.2021 - 01.04.2022

An exhibition of work from a new community project, which aims to harness the power of music, creative writing, film and photography to empower those struggling with personal life challenges.

Find out more
Exhibitions
04.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott in the HES Archives
04.10.2021
John Sinclair House

An exhibition of drawings, photographs and sketches selected from the HES Archives showing buildings and monuments associated with Sir Walter Scott.  

Find out more
Talks
04.10.2021

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument with Historic Environment Scotland
04.10.2021
John Sinclair House

A talk by Jackie Sangster, HES Learning Officer.

Find out more
Events
15.10.2021

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
15.10.2021 - 31.10.2021
Scotland

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will celebrate Walter Scott 250 with a selection of live storytelling events.

Find out more
Events
29.10.2021

Haunted Scott 
29.10.2021
Online

For Hallowe’en, Penny Fielding will talk about ghosts, visions and prophecies in Scott’s novels and poetry.

Find out more

November

Exhibitions
01.11.2021

'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott’s Lifelong Love of Popular Print
01.11.2021 - 31.10.2022
Online

Scott's library at Abbotsford contains around 3000 popular print items, on topics such as  fairy-tales, superstition, politics and song. This exhibition showcases this material and its significance for Scott’s work.

Find out more
Talks
01.11.2021

Scott’s Chapbooks and the Supernatural: A Halloween Tale
01.11.2021
Online

Those involved with developing the exhibition 'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott's Lifelong Love of Popular Print will discuss the ways in which Scott’s popular print material engages with the supernatural and how the topic is explored in his creative work. 

Find out more
Talks
02.11.2021

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival
02.11.2021 - 07.11.2021
Abbotsford House, Melrose , TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, stages this year's Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival in November, as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of the life and work of Scotland's greatest writer.

Find out more

February

Events
01.02.2022

Walking with Walter Scott
01.02.2022 - 30.06.2022
The University of Aberdeen

A number of events will take place on the University of Aberdeen's King’s College Campus and in the Cruikshank Botanic Garden to celebrate and explore Scott’s ideas about the restorative power of the natural world.

Find out more
Exhibitions
01.11.2021

'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott’s Lifelong Love of Popular Print
01.11.2021 - 31.10.2022
Online

Scott's library at Abbotsford contains around 3000 popular print items, on topics such as  fairy-tales, superstition, politics and song. This exhibition showcases this material and its significance for Scott’s work.

Find out more
Events
06.05.2021

A Scott-Themed Dinner from Wedgwood
06.05.2021
Delivered to your door

Eating with Walter Scott: A Scott-Themed Dinner from Wedgwood

Find out more
Events
01.04.2021

Abbotsford Ranger Activities
01.04.2021 - 31.10.2021
Abbotsford

Wildlife walks and outdoor children's activities on Sir Walter Scott's beloved estate. 

Find out more
Talks
02.11.2021

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival
02.11.2021 - 07.11.2021
Abbotsford House, Melrose , TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, stages this year's Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival in November, as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of the life and work of Scotland's greatest writer.

Find out more
Talks
07.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
07.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Talks
14.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
14.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Talks
21.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
21.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Talks
28.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk
28.08.2021
Bowhill House & Grounds

A guided walk of the Bowhill House gardens and Upper Loch exploring at the influence and inspiration of Sir Walter Scott on shaping the landscape and history of this beautiful family home.

Find out more
Events
05.06.2021

Dandie Derby 2021
05.06.2021
Abbotsford

Come and join in the fun and watch the Dandie Dinmont Terriers take part in their annual light hearted race meeting.

Find out more
Exhibitions
15.08.2021

Digital Event: Family Craft- Happy Birthday Sir Walter Scott
15.08.2021
Online

Join City Art Centre on Sir Walter Scott's 250th birthday for an online painting analysis and craft activity.

Find out more
Talks
03.06.2021

Frolics in the Face of Europe: Sir Walter Scott, Continental Travel and the Tradition of the Grand Tour
03.06.2021
Online

A talk from Dr Iain Gordon Brown for Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott club members.

Find out more
Events
15.06.2021

Harps of the North: Edvard Grieg & Andreas Munch in the world of Walter Scott
15.06.2021
online

A short documentary film from the Grieg Society of Scotland asking: what links Walter Scott, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and a poet on a pilgrimage?

Find out more
Events
29.10.2021

Haunted Scott 
29.10.2021
Online

For Hallowe’en, Penny Fielding will talk about ghosts, visions and prophecies in Scott’s novels and poetry.

Find out more
Events
15.08.2021

Head for the Hills: What we can learn from walking with Walter Scott
15.08.2021 - 30.04.2022
North-east Scotland

A series of local hill walks led by Hillgoers in partnership with the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more
Talks
26.08.2021

In Conversation: Inspiring Walter Scott
26.08.2021
Online

Join National Museums Scotland’s curators, Dr Anna Groundwater and David Forsyth to explore the fascinating objects that inspired Scott and the celebrated novels in which they feature. 

Find out more
Exhibitions
06.08.2021

Inspiring Walter Scott
06.08.2021 - 09.01.2022
National Museum of Scotland

Discover how Scott drew upon real historical objects for inspiration in his writing. This free exhibition showcases iconic objects from the National Collection and places them alongside Scott's words, and the stories in which they feature.

Find out more
Talks
11.04.2021

Live Interview with Walter Scott Prize Shortlisted Author Kate Grenville
11.04.2021
online

Join the second in the series of Live Interviews with Walter Scott Prize shortlisted author Kate Grenville.

Find out more
Talks
06.05.2021

Online Toast to Sir Walter Scott
06.05.2021
Online

An online toast to Sir Walter Scott for Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club members.

Find out more
Talks
20.04.2021

Reading Scotland - Reading Scott
20.04.2021
Online

"Scott made in Germany" a talk with Sigrid Rieuwerts

Find out more
Talks
04.08.2021

Romance and Reality: Elizabeth Gaskell's debt to Sir Walter Scott
04.08.2021
Online from Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Celebrating Sir Walter Scott's influence upon the writing of Elizabeth Gaskell, a giant of 19th century literature.

Find out more
Readings
23.09.2021

Scott at 250: The Dundee Showcase
23.09.2021
Online

A creative showcase in celebration of Sir Walter Scott. Free books galore! Poetry readings, and more!

Find out more
Events
15.08.2021

Scott's Day
15.08.2021
Abbotsford

Join us to celebrate Sir Walter Scott's 250th birthday with a festive day out for all the family at Abbotsford.

Find out more
Events
15.10.2021

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
15.10.2021 - 31.10.2021
Scotland

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will celebrate Walter Scott 250 with a selection of live storytelling events.

Find out more
Talks
01.11.2021

Scott’s Chapbooks and the Supernatural: A Halloween Tale
01.11.2021
Online

Those involved with developing the exhibition 'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott's Lifelong Love of Popular Print will discuss the ways in which Scott’s popular print material engages with the supernatural and how the topic is explored in his creative work. 

Find out more
Exhibitions
17.08.2021

Sir Walter Scott and the History of Children’s Literature
17.08.2021
Online

This illustrated talk from Museums and Galleries Edinburgh will delve into the archives to uncover some hidden gems and rarities from the histories of Scottish, British, and European children’s literature.

Find out more
Exhibitions
04.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott in the HES Archives
04.10.2021
John Sinclair House

An exhibition of drawings, photographs and sketches selected from the HES Archives showing buildings and monuments associated with Sir Walter Scott.  

Find out more
Events
20.03.2021

Storytelling at Abbotsford
20.03.2021 - 14.05.2021
Online

A series of video stories, including folk tales and local legends, told in Abbotsford's historic house by Mary Kenny.

Find out more
Exhibitions
01.10.2021

Sweet Sounds in Wild Places
01.10.2021 - 01.04.2022

An exhibition of work from a new community project, which aims to harness the power of music, creative writing, film and photography to empower those struggling with personal life challenges.

Find out more
Talks
20.08.2021

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument
20.08.2021
Online

A digital lecture from Jackie Sangster examining the archives from early photographs of the monument under construction to souvenir postcards of the Scott Monument.

Find out more
Talks
04.10.2021

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument with Historic Environment Scotland
04.10.2021
John Sinclair House

A talk by Jackie Sangster, HES Learning Officer.

Find out more
Talks
28.06.2021

The Public and Private Worlds of Sir Walter Scott
28.06.2021
Online

This event will be focussing on the lesser-known aspects of Sir Walter Scott – his life, career and interests.

Find out more
Events
01.02.2022

Walking with Walter Scott
01.02.2022 - 30.06.2022
The University of Aberdeen

A number of events will take place on the University of Aberdeen's King’s College Campus and in the Cruikshank Botanic Garden to celebrate and explore Scott’s ideas about the restorative power of the natural world.

Find out more
Talks
17.08.2021

Walter Scott and Song Launch
17.08.2021
Online

Join the University of Aberdeen's Department of Museums and Special Collections and Walter Scott Research Centre to celebrate the launch of our online exhibition.

Find out more
Events
01.09.2021

Walter Scott and Song: Musical Events
01.09.2021 - 31.03.2022
Online

A number of talks, performances and other events will be held to explore Scott’s relationship to song.

Find out more
Exhibitions
13.08.2021

Walter Scott and Song: Retuning the Harp of the North
13.08.2021 - 31.03.2022
Online

Exploring ballads, opera, and theatrical and popular songs, this online exhibition showcases the University of Aberdeen’s Walter Scott collections alongside musical recordings.

Find out more
Events
19.08.2021

Walter Scott and the Sense of Place 
19.08.2021
Online

This lecture takes on a geographical tour of Scotland in the company of Walter Scott from the Borders to the Shetland Islands.

Find out more
Events
29.03.2021

Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument
29.03.2021 - 25.04.2021
Online

Join the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen for a free online course with Abbotsford and Futurelearn. 

Find out more