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Hope Scott Wing
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Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott; one of Scotland’s most fascinating places. Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life and achievements in our exhibition, browse the gift shop, dine in style in our restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands – a day out at Abbotsford has something for everyone.

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Book Launch & Signing - Free Event

Free Event

October 2, 2014

Please join us for these book launches & talks by Alasdair Hutton & Jenni Calder on  The Heart of Midlothian, an abridged version by Professor David Purdie  & Waverley cut by 50,000 words by Jenni Calder.  Jenni will also be signing her books.

Lecture: Abbotsford to Hollywood: Sir Walter Scott’s Film Career

£10.00

October 9, 2014

200 years on from its first publication Waverley is one of the few Scott novels to remain unfilmed, but other features have succeeded - and failed – spectacularly on the big screen.

The Big Draw Event at Abbotsford - Design A Shield

Free Event

October 18, 2014

Across the weekend, we will be running a design a shield activity for children in our Learning Centre, free with your admission ticket!  Visit Abbotsford, explore the house and gardens, before designing your very own family crest to add to our Big Draw mural.  Our friendly Learning Team will be leading the art activities over the course of the weekend for all children with their families.

Come and visit and be inspired by the place that Sir Walter Scott created!

For more details go to www.thebigdraw.org

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