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September

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.

Find out more
Exhibitions
06.09.2021

Walter Scott and Revolution
06.09.2021

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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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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. 

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
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
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.

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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Find out more
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.

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

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.

Find out more
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.

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
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.

Find out more

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.

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

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.

Find out more
Talks
15.06.2021

Reading Scotland - Reading Scott
15.06.2021
Online

With Lee Simpson

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
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

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.

Find out more
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.  

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
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
01.05.2021

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.

Find out more

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.  

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
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.  

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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

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
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.

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
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
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

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
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.

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

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.

Find out more
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. 

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
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.  

Find out more
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.

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
15.06.2021

Reading Scotland - Reading Scott
15.06.2021
Online

With Lee Simpson

Find out more
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.  

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
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.

Find out more
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

Find out more
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.

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
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.

Find out more
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.  

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
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.

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 the great outdoors at Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford.

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
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.

Find out more
Exhibitions
06.09.2021

Walter Scott and Revolution
06.09.2021

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
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
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.

Find out more