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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.

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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.

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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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September

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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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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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
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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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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