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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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Rothesay Castle

Walter Scotts tale, The Bluidy Stair, is of love, hate, and murder at Rothesay Castle.

Scott’s writings often reflected local stories and legends. This tale evokes Rothesay Castle’s early role as a frontier fortress, caught between the Kingdom of Scotland to the east, and the Lordship of the Isles to the west.

Find out more about Scott's work in connection to Rothesay Castle on our website.

Castlehill Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA