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June

Events
15.06.2021

A Walk in Walter's Woods
15.06.2021 - 19.10.2021
Abbotsford

Join Abbotsford's Ranger Anna on a guided walk around the Abbotsford Estate to learn more about wildlife, specimen trees and Scott’s designed landscape.

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Events
24.06.2021

Summer Family Activities
24.06.2021 - 12.08.2021
Abbotsford

Join Ranger Anna for an exciting array of family activities in the great outdoors this summer. Come and explore the amazing nature and wildlife on the Abbotsford estate with lots of opportunites to learn or create something new.

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
29.06.2021

Biodiversity Walks
29.06.2021 - 28.09.2021
Abbotsford

These 1 hour guided walks around Abbotsford's estate with our Ranger Anna focus on a different theme each month, highlighting the biodiversity at Abbotsford.

Find out more

July

Events
08.07.2021

Three Inch Fools: The Merry Wives of Windsor
08.07.2021
Abbotsford

A performance in Sir Walter Scott's gardens from travelling Shakespeare company, Three Inch Fools.

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Events
30.07.2021

Three Inch Fools: Robin Hood
30.07.2021
Abbotsford

Three Inch Fools perform Robin Hood in Sir Walter Scott's gardens. 

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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 1
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 and Talk 2
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 3
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 4
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

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
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
15.06.2021

A Walk in Walter's Woods
15.06.2021 - 19.10.2021
Abbotsford

Join Abbotsford's Ranger Anna on a guided walk around the Abbotsford Estate to learn more about wildlife, specimen trees and Scott’s designed landscape.

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
Events
29.06.2021

Biodiversity Walks
29.06.2021 - 28.09.2021
Abbotsford

These 1 hour guided walks around Abbotsford's estate with our Ranger Anna focus on a different theme each month, highlighting the biodiversity at Abbotsford.

Find out more
Talks
21.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk 3
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
14.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape - Sir Walter Scott Walk and Talk 2
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
28.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape -Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk 4
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
Talks
07.08.2021

Bowhill Landscape- Sir Walter Scott Walk & Talk 1
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
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
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
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
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
Events
24.06.2021

Summer Family Activities
24.06.2021 - 12.08.2021
Abbotsford

Join Ranger Anna for an exciting array of family activities in the great outdoors this summer. Come and explore the amazing nature and wildlife on the Abbotsford estate with lots of opportunites to learn or create something new.

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
30.07.2021

Three Inch Fools: Robin Hood
30.07.2021
Abbotsford

Three Inch Fools perform Robin Hood in Sir Walter Scott's gardens. 

Find out more
Events
08.07.2021

Three Inch Fools: The Merry Wives of Windsor
08.07.2021
Abbotsford

A performance in Sir Walter Scott's gardens from travelling Shakespeare company, Three Inch Fools.

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