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July

Activities
22.07.2021

Rob Roy Limited Edition Copy
22.07.2021 - 31.12.2021

A new leather-bound limited edition published to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the author’s birth. 

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Activities
22.07.2021

Sir Walter Scott 2021 UK £2 Uncirculated Coin
22.07.2021 - 31.12.2021

The Royal Mint commemorates Sir Walter Scott on a £2 coin, to mark the 250th Anniversary of his birth

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August

Exhibitions
01.08.2021

Read to Death
01.08.2021 - 31.10.2021
Innerpeffray, by Crieff, PH7 3RF

History books, historic fiction; travel and tourism; poetry; dramatic landscape; books – Scotland has it all and in our exhibition this year we look at all of these, through the eyes of poet, novelist, antiquarian and collector Sir Walter Scott.

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
Exhibitions
13.08.2021

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

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
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

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
Exhibitions
01.09.2021

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom
01.09.2021 - 31.10.2021
Selkirk

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom is one of our direct links to the great Scottish writer. In the museum building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, dispensing justice for nearly 30 years until his death in 1832.

Find out more
Activities
01.09.2021

Souters' Routes Guided Walks
01.09.2021 - 27.10.2021
Selkirk

Take a step back in time and walk the steps that Sir Walter Scott once did himself through the town of Selkirk.

Find out more
Exhibitions
02.09.2021

Look Back and Smile
02.09.2021 - 14.11.2021
Hawick Museum

Look Back and Smile is a new exhibition of contemporary mosaics inspired by the life and work of Sir Walter Scott.  

Find out more
Exhibitions
04.09.2021

Walter Scott. Racconto e immagine
04.09.2021 - 31.10.2021
Accademia Tadini
Lovere, via Tadini 40

A sketch of the Italian reception of Walter Scott's works in the library of the Accademia Tadini, in Lovere.

Find out more
Events
06.09.2021

Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument
06.09.2021 - 29.10.2021
Online

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

Find out more
Exhibitions
06.09.2021

Walter Scott and Revolution
06.09.2021 - 15.08.2022
ONLINE

This exhibition highlights how Scott lived through an age of revolution, and how his best-selling novels and poems were a vivid and powerful response to revolutionary change. Far from being an escape into a romanticized past, his works overflow with scenes of violence, terror, repression, and rebellion.

Find out more
Exhibitions
09.09.2021

Sir Walter Scott 250 Exhibition
09.09.2021 - 06.12.2021
The Caledonian Club, London

A new exhibition for Caledonian Club members celebrating Walter Scott 250.

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 women struggling with personal life challenges.

Find out more
Exhibitions
04.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott in the HES Archives
04.10.2021 - 25.03.2022
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
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
Events
30.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott Commemoration
30.10.2021
St Giles Cathedral

With apologies this event is now by invitation only.

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
Exhibitions
14.11.2021

Edinburgh Scottish Dancers Walter Scott 250 Workshop
14.11.2021
Murrayfield Parish Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6EQ

A Scottish dancing workshop celebrating the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth. The RSCDS will shortly be re-publishing the set of six dances which all have connection to Scott's Heart of Midlothian.

Find out more

December

Events
17.12.2021

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) a 250th anniversary concert
17.12.2021
Parliament House, Edinburgh

A 250th anniversary concert celebrating the world-famous Scots poet, creator of the historical novel, advocate and judge.

Find out more

January

Talks
20.01.2022

Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford: “The Delilah of his Imagination”
20.01.2022

Join Kirsty Archer-Thompson, Collections and Interpretation Manager of the Abbotsford Trust, to explore one of the most important literary houses in the world; a nineteenth century blueprint that has travelled the globe.

Find out more

February

Events
01.02.2022

Walking with Walter Scott
01.02.2022 - 30.06.2022
on-line

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. to find out more visithttps://www.hillgoers.com/guided-walks-events/sir-walter-scott-celebrating-250-years-14th-may-2022

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
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
Exhibitions
14.11.2021

Edinburgh Scottish Dancers Walter Scott 250 Workshop
14.11.2021
Murrayfield Parish Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6EQ

A Scottish dancing workshop celebrating the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth. The RSCDS will shortly be re-publishing the set of six dances which all have connection to Scott's Heart of Midlothian.

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
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
Exhibitions
02.09.2021

Look Back and Smile
02.09.2021 - 14.11.2021
Hawick Museum

Look Back and Smile is a new exhibition of contemporary mosaics inspired by the life and work of Sir Walter Scott.  

Find out more
Exhibitions
01.08.2021

Read to Death
01.08.2021 - 31.10.2021
Innerpeffray, by Crieff, PH7 3RF

History books, historic fiction; travel and tourism; poetry; dramatic landscape; books – Scotland has it all and in our exhibition this year we look at all of these, through the eyes of poet, novelist, antiquarian and collector Sir Walter Scott.

Find out more
Activities
22.07.2021

Rob Roy Limited Edition Copy
22.07.2021 - 31.12.2021

A new leather-bound limited edition published to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the author’s birth. 

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
Events
17.12.2021

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) a 250th anniversary concert
17.12.2021
Parliament House, Edinburgh

A 250th anniversary concert celebrating the world-famous Scots poet, creator of the historical novel, advocate and judge.

Find out more
Activities
22.07.2021

Sir Walter Scott 2021 UK £2 Uncirculated Coin
22.07.2021 - 31.12.2021

The Royal Mint commemorates Sir Walter Scott on a £2 coin, to mark the 250th Anniversary of his birth

Find out more
Exhibitions
09.09.2021

Sir Walter Scott 250 Exhibition
09.09.2021 - 06.12.2021
The Caledonian Club, London

A new exhibition for Caledonian Club members celebrating Walter Scott 250.

Find out more
Events
30.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott Commemoration
30.10.2021
St Giles Cathedral

With apologies this event is now by invitation only.

Find out more
Exhibitions
04.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott in the HES Archives
04.10.2021 - 25.03.2022
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
Exhibitions
01.09.2021

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom
01.09.2021 - 31.10.2021
Selkirk

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom is one of our direct links to the great Scottish writer. In the museum building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, dispensing justice for nearly 30 years until his death in 1832.

Find out more
Talks
20.01.2022

Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford: “The Delilah of his Imagination”
20.01.2022

Join Kirsty Archer-Thompson, Collections and Interpretation Manager of the Abbotsford Trust, to explore one of the most important literary houses in the world; a nineteenth century blueprint that has travelled the globe.

Find out more
Activities
01.09.2021

Souters' Routes Guided Walks
01.09.2021 - 27.10.2021
Selkirk

Take a step back in time and walk the steps that Sir Walter Scott once did himself through the town of Selkirk.

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 women struggling with personal life challenges.

Find out more
Events
01.02.2022

Walking with Walter Scott
01.02.2022 - 30.06.2022
on-line

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. to find out more visithttps://www.hillgoers.com/guided-walks-events/sir-walter-scott-celebrating-250-years-14th-may-2022

Find out more
Exhibitions
06.09.2021

Walter Scott and Revolution
06.09.2021 - 15.08.2022
ONLINE

This exhibition highlights how Scott lived through an age of revolution, and how his best-selling novels and poems were a vivid and powerful response to revolutionary change. Far from being an escape into a romanticized past, his works overflow with scenes of violence, terror, repression, and rebellion.

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
on-line

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
Exhibitions
04.09.2021

Walter Scott. Racconto e immagine
04.09.2021 - 31.10.2021
Accademia Tadini
Lovere, via Tadini 40

A sketch of the Italian reception of Walter Scott's works in the library of the Accademia Tadini, in Lovere.

Find out more
Events
06.09.2021

Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument
06.09.2021 - 29.10.2021
Online

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

Find out more