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The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument

20 August 2021 at 2pm.

This week was the 250th anniversary of the birthday of Sir Walter Scott. As part of the celebrations we are delighted to bring to you this digital lecture.

The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish Writer Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world. From early photographs of the monument under construction to souvenir postcards of the Scott Monument, we’ll examine the archives to see how this iconic land mark has endured on Princes Street since its completion in 1846. Jackie Sangster is a Learning Manager at Historic Environment Scotland who works with archival records including Scran.ac.uk

Free, but booking is essential.

All attendees will be sent joining instructions in advance of the event. Please check your junk/spam folder if you don't hear from us by an hour before.

The lecture will be on Microsoft Teams, so if you join us on a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) you will need to download the app (free) from the App Store Google Play Store beforehand.


Adults - Free
Concessions - Free
Under 14's - Free