Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Walter Scott portrays his view of the castle at Kinnaird Head from the Lighthouse Yacht at sea

In summer 1814, Scott voyaged from Edinburgh to Glasgow – via Orkney, Shetland, the Hebrides and the west coast – sailing with the Commissioners of the Northern Lights. 

His diary tells that they ‘left the port of Leith on the 26th July 1814, ran along the east of Scotland, viewing its different curiosities’. Stopping at Fraserburgh, ‘a neat little town’, Scott stayed aboard to write in his journal, while the commissioners went ashore to inspect the lighthouse.  

Find out more about Scott's work in connection to Kinnaird Head on our website