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As well as being a writer, Scott was also a lawyer and pled his first case as an advocate in Jedburgh, right next to the abbey, in 1793.
Scott went on to become Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire (essentially a county judge) and a Clerk of Session. His legal profession brought in a steady income, and supported his literary activities. Walter Scott’s ‘Song of the judges of the Secret Tribunal’ is from his 1829 novel Anne of Geierstein.