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August

Events
12.08.2022

ScottFest 2022
12.08.2022 - 14.08.2022

Join us to celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s birthday with a weekend of fun for all the family. 

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June

Events
04.06.2022

Dandie Derby 2022
04.06.2022
The Haining, Selkirk

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

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March

Events
04.03.2022

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) a 250th anniversary concert
04.03.2022
Parliament House, Edinburgh

This event has been postponed, new date TBA. All ticket holders have been contacted by the box office.

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Talks
01.03.2022

Launch of 'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott's Lifelong Love of Popular Print
01.03.2022
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 highlights of Scott's collection, the signficance of it and the ways in which it  adds to our understanding of his collecting activites and his work. Join us by registering here

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February

Events
25.02.2022

Words and Music
25.02.2022 - 25.03.2022
Rosslyn Chapel

A candle-lit evening event of poetry, prose and music to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott. Short excerpts from Scott’s works will be read by Alasdair Hutton (‘the Voice of the Tattoo”) and Brian Taylor (formerly of BBC Scotland).  Three new choral settings of Scott’s words by Nigel Don will be given by a choir led by Stephen Doughty. Friday 25 February, 7.30pm.

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Talks
22.02.2022

#ScotsinUS podcast- Sir Walter Scott's 250th Anniversary: Abbotsford 2022
22.02.2022

Join us on this episode of the #ScotsinUS Podcast for updates on #Abbotsford 2022.   Camilla G Hellman is in conversation with Holyrood Distillery and Abbotsford, The Home of Sir Walter Scott, to discuss Abbotsford in 2022 and Sir Walter Scott’s 250th Anniversary.   

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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

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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.

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November

Events
20.11.2021

Christmas at Abbotsford
20.11.2021 - 19.12.2021

Step back in time to Christmas past and explore our decorated historic house. Our festive audio guide invites you to join Sir Walter Scott and his guests as they arrive at Abbotsford for the festive season of 1823-24. 

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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.

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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.

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October

Events
30.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott Commemoration
30.10.2021
St Giles Cathedral

With apologies this event is now by invitation only.

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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.

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Events
23.10.2021

Scott's Selkirk 250
23.10.2021
Selkirk

The Scottish Borders town of Selkirk celebrates 250 years of Sir Walter Scott with a day of fun for the whole family.

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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.

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Talks
14.10.2021

'THE SINUOSITIES OF THE GROUND': SIR WALTER SCOTT, BORDERS, FICTION, AND LANDSCAPE
14.10.2021
Online, via Zoom

'The sinuosities of the ground': Sir Walter Scott, Borders, Fiction, and Landscape, a talk by Dr David Stewart

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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.  

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Talks
04.10.2021

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument with Historic Environment Scotland
04.10.2021
Online Event

A talk by Jackie Sangster, HES Learning Officer.

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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.

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September

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!

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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.

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Talks
08.09.2021

Festival of Reading
08.09.2021 - 11.09.2021
Innerpeffray, by Crieff, PH7 3RF

What does reading mean to you?  Innerpeffray Library has been championing reading since 1680 and this year we invite you to join us for our inaugural Festival of Reading.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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August

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.

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Events
28.08.2021

Autumn Concerts at St Machar's Cathedral: A Tribute to Sir Walter Scott
28.08.2021
St Machar's Cathedral, The Chanonry, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ

Join us for this tribute to Sir Walter Scott through words and music at 7.30 pm on Saturday 28 August 2021.

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Events
27.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
27.08.2021 - 30.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Talks
26.08.2021

In Conversation: Inspiring Walter Scott
26.08.2021
Online

From Rob Roy to the Jacobites, the romantic imagery of Sir Walter Scott’s novels has been used to represent Scotland around the world. Join National Museums Scotland curators, Dr Anna Groundwater and David Forsyth, to explore the fascinating objects that inspired Scott and the celebrated novels in which they feature. 

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Events
24.08.2021

Biodiversity Walks
24.08.2021 - 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.

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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.

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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.

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Events
20.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
20.08.2021 - 22.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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.

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Events
14.08.2021

ScottFest 2021
14.08.2021 - 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.

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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.

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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. 

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Events
13.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
13.08.2021 - 15.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Events
10.08.2021

A Walk in Walter's Woods
10.08.2021 - 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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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.

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Events
06.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
06.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Events
05.08.2021

Summer Family Activities
05.08.2021 - 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.

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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.

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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.

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July

Events
30.07.2021

Three Inch Fools: Robin Hood
30.07.2021
Abbotsford

Three Inch Fools perform Robin Hood in the great outdoors at Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford.

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Events
30.07.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
30.07.2021 - 01.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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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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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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Activities
03.07.2021

The Imagining History UK programme 2021
03.07.2021 - 01.08.2021

Young UK Historical Fiction writers walking in the footsteps of the young Walter Scott.

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June

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.

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Events
15.06.2021

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

To celebrate composer Edvard Grieg's birthday, the Grieg Society of Scotland is delighted to announce the release of its film contribution to the Walter Scott 250 year.

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Talks
15.06.2021

Reading Scotland - Reading Scott
15.06.2021
Online

With Lee Simpson

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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.

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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.

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May

Events
27.05.2021

Women of Letters Story Cafe
27.05.2021
Online

As the 250th anniversary of Walter Scott’s birth is marked nationwide, we’re celebrating some of the talented but largely forgotten women writers who were Scott’s contemporaries.

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Talks
18.05.2021

Reading Scotland- Reading Scott
18.05.2021
Online

With members of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität and the University of Aberdeen. Chaired by Sigrid Rieuwerts and Ali Lumsden.  

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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.

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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

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Events
01.05.2021

Storytelling at Abbotsford
01.05.2021 - 14.05.2021
Online

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

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April

Talks
23.04.2021

Live Interview with Walter Scott Prize Shortlisted Author Maggie O'Farrell
23.04.2021
Online

The next in this series of LIVE interviews with the shortlisted authors for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Join Maggie O'Farrell to hear about her award-winning novel HAMNET.  

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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.

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Talks
08.04.2021

The Financial Ruin of Sir Walter Scott: and How He Got Out of It
08.04.2021
Online

A members online talk from Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club with Ray Perman.  

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Talks
07.04.2021

Sir Walter Scott 250th Anniversary Talk
07.04.2021
Online

Join the American Scottish Foundation to explore the life and legacy of Sir Walter Scott in this digital event.

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Talks
02.04.2021

Meet Walter Scott Prize Shortlisted Authors in Live Video Series - Steven Conte
02.04.2021
Online

The Walter Scott Prize will be hosting a series of live videos with this year’s shortlisted authors on Facebook, beginning with Steven Conte.

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March

Talks
25.03.2021

Sir Walter Scott: Past, Present and Future
25.03.2021
Online

Royal Celtic Society March 2021 Lecture from Kirsty Archer Thompson.

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Events
20.03.2021

Walter Scott 250 Launch
20.03.2021
Online

Watch our launch documentary and projection of a short film of the Young Scott onto Smailholm Tower.

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Events
20.03.2021

Glenkinchie Lammermuir Hills Highball
20.03.2021 - 27.03.2021
Online

Glenkinchie Distillery show us how to make a Lammermuir Hills Highball, created to celebrate the launch of Walter Scott 250.

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Talks
04.03.2021

Scott’s Relationship with Traditional Song a musical performance and talk by Anne McClary
04.03.2021
Online

Anne McClary - Scott’s Relationship with Traditional Song

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Talks
22.02.2022

#ScotsinUS podcast- Sir Walter Scott's 250th Anniversary: Abbotsford 2022
22.02.2022

Join us on this episode of the #ScotsinUS Podcast for updates on #Abbotsford 2022.   Camilla G Hellman is in conversation with Holyrood Distillery and Abbotsford, The Home of Sir Walter Scott, to discuss Abbotsford in 2022 and Sir Walter Scott’s 250th Anniversary.   

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Talks
14.10.2021

'THE SINUOSITIES OF THE GROUND': SIR WALTER SCOTT, BORDERS, FICTION, AND LANDSCAPE
14.10.2021
Online, via Zoom

'The sinuosities of the ground': Sir Walter Scott, Borders, Fiction, and Landscape, a talk by Dr David Stewart

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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

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Events
10.08.2021

A Walk in Walter's Woods
10.08.2021 - 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
28.08.2021

Autumn Concerts at St Machar's Cathedral: A Tribute to Sir Walter Scott
28.08.2021
St Machar's Cathedral, The Chanonry, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ

Join us for this tribute to Sir Walter Scott through words and music at 7.30 pm on Saturday 28 August 2021.

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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.

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Events
24.08.2021

Biodiversity Walks
24.08.2021 - 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Events
20.11.2021

Christmas at Abbotsford
20.11.2021 - 19.12.2021

Step back in time to Christmas past and explore our decorated historic house. Our festive audio guide invites you to join Sir Walter Scott and his guests as they arrive at Abbotsford for the festive season of 1823-24. 

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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.

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Events
04.06.2022

Dandie Derby 2022
04.06.2022
The Haining, Selkirk

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
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.

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Events
30.07.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
30.07.2021 - 01.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Events
06.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
06.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Events
13.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
13.08.2021 - 15.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Events
20.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
20.08.2021 - 22.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Events
27.08.2021

Exclusive Bowhill House Tour
27.08.2021 - 30.08.2021
Bowhill House, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

 "When Summer Smiled on Sweet Bowhill..." Discover more about the House and Grounds that Scott referred to in the Lay of the Last Minstrel by taking an Exclusive Guided Tour.

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Talks
08.09.2021

Festival of Reading
08.09.2021 - 11.09.2021
Innerpeffray, by Crieff, PH7 3RF

What does reading mean to you?  Innerpeffray Library has been championing reading since 1680 and this year we invite you to join us for our inaugural Festival of Reading.

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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.

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Events
20.03.2021

Glenkinchie Lammermuir Hills Highball
20.03.2021 - 27.03.2021
Online

Glenkinchie Distillery show us how to make a Lammermuir Hills Highball, created to celebrate the launch of Walter Scott 250.

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Events
15.06.2021

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

To celebrate composer Edvard Grieg's birthday, the Grieg Society of Scotland is delighted to announce the release of its film contribution to the Walter Scott 250 year.

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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.

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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 

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Talks
26.08.2021

In Conversation: Inspiring Walter Scott
26.08.2021
Online

From Rob Roy to the Jacobites, the romantic imagery of Sir Walter Scott’s novels has been used to represent Scotland around the world. Join National Museums Scotland curators, Dr Anna Groundwater and David Forsyth, to explore the fascinating objects that inspired Scott and the celebrated novels in which they feature. 

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Talks
01.03.2022

Launch of 'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott's Lifelong Love of Popular Print
01.03.2022
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 highlights of Scott's collection, the signficance of it and the ways in which it  adds to our understanding of his collecting activites and his work. Join us by registering here

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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.

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Talks
23.04.2021

Live Interview with Walter Scott Prize Shortlisted Author Maggie O'Farrell
23.04.2021
Online

The next in this series of LIVE interviews with the shortlisted authors for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Join Maggie O'Farrell to hear about her award-winning novel HAMNET.  

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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.  

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Talks
02.04.2021

Meet Walter Scott Prize Shortlisted Authors in Live Video Series - Steven Conte
02.04.2021
Online

The Walter Scott Prize will be hosting a series of live videos with this year’s shortlisted authors on Facebook, beginning with Steven Conte.

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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.

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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.

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Talks
15.06.2021

Reading Scotland - Reading Scott
15.06.2021
Online

With Lee Simpson

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Talks
18.05.2021

Reading Scotland- Reading Scott
18.05.2021
Online

With members of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität and the University of Aberdeen. Chaired by Sigrid Rieuwerts and Ali Lumsden.  

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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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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.

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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!

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Events
23.10.2021

Scott's Selkirk 250
23.10.2021
Selkirk

The Scottish Borders town of Selkirk celebrates 250 years of Sir Walter Scott with a day of fun for the whole family.

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Events
14.08.2021

ScottFest 2021
14.08.2021 - 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.

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Events
12.08.2022

ScottFest 2022
12.08.2022 - 14.08.2022

Join us to celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s birthday with a weekend of fun for all the family. 

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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.

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Talks
04.03.2021

Scott’s Relationship with Traditional Song a musical performance and talk by Anne McClary
04.03.2021
Online

Anne McClary - Scott’s Relationship with Traditional Song

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Events
04.03.2022

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) a 250th anniversary concert
04.03.2022
Parliament House, Edinburgh

This event has been postponed, new date TBA. All ticket holders have been contacted by the box office.

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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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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.

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Talks
07.04.2021

Sir Walter Scott 250th Anniversary Talk
07.04.2021
Online

Join the American Scottish Foundation to explore the life and legacy of Sir Walter Scott in this digital event.

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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.

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Events
30.10.2021

Sir Walter Scott Commemoration
30.10.2021
St Giles Cathedral

With apologies this event is now by invitation only.

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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.  

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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.

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Talks
25.03.2021

Sir Walter Scott: Past, Present and Future
25.03.2021
Online

Royal Celtic Society March 2021 Lecture from Kirsty Archer Thompson.

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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.

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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.

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Events
01.05.2021

Storytelling at Abbotsford
01.05.2021 - 14.05.2021
Online

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

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Events
05.08.2021

Summer Family Activities
05.08.2021 - 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.

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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.

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Talks
08.04.2021

The Financial Ruin of Sir Walter Scott: and How He Got Out of It
08.04.2021
Online

A members online talk from Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club with Ray Perman.  

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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.

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Talks
04.10.2021

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument with Historic Environment Scotland
04.10.2021
Online Event

A talk by Jackie Sangster, HES Learning Officer.

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Activities
03.07.2021

The Imagining History UK programme 2021
03.07.2021 - 01.08.2021

Young UK Historical Fiction writers walking in the footsteps of the young Walter Scott.

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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.

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Events
30.07.2021

Three Inch Fools: Robin Hood
30.07.2021
Abbotsford

Three Inch Fools perform Robin Hood in the great outdoors at Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford.

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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
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

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Events
20.03.2021

Walter Scott 250 Launch
20.03.2021
Online

Watch our launch documentary and projection of a short film of the Young Scott onto Smailholm Tower.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Events
27.05.2021

Women of Letters Story Cafe
27.05.2021
Online

As the 250th anniversary of Walter Scott’s birth is marked nationwide, we’re celebrating some of the talented but largely forgotten women writers who were Scott’s contemporaries.

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Events
25.02.2022

Words and Music
25.02.2022 - 25.03.2022
Rosslyn Chapel

A candle-lit evening event of poetry, prose and music to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott. Short excerpts from Scott’s works will be read by Alasdair Hutton (‘the Voice of the Tattoo”) and Brian Taylor (formerly of BBC Scotland).  Three new choral settings of Scott’s words by Nigel Don will be given by a choir led by Stephen Doughty. Friday 25 February, 7.30pm.

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