Walter Scott 250

20th March 2021

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In 2021-22 Scotland celebrates the 250th anniversary of one of its most famous sons, Sir Walter Scott.

Nobody has done more to give a nation a sense of itself. Through the mines of his imagination and the magic of his pen, he celebrated the history and landscapes of Scotland in a string of best-selling books that dominated the 19th century.
Scott’s legacy can still be experienced in the most extraordinary and unexpected places across Scotland, from castles to cashmere mills and from mountain tops to moments of mindfulness. Meet the real man behind the monument, whose imagination, integrity and patriotism shaped the Scotland of today.

Celebrations were launched in March 2021 with a lightshow at Smailholm Tower created by artist and director, Andy McGregor, and continue into 2022. Check out the event website for events across Scotland and at Scott’s home near Melrose, Abbotsford.
18:00 - Saturday 20th March
Abbotsford and various venues across Scotland