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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Scalloway Castle

Visting Scalloway in 1814, Scott reflected on Earl Patrick Stewart's castle and his tyrannical rule over Shetland. 

From his castle at Scalloway Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, administered ‘justice’, often serving his own ends. His oppressive regime earned him bitter enemies among the islanders, and he fell from favour at court. He was ultimately taken prisoner and beheaded in Edinburgh in 1615.

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