Upcoming Exhibition

'Rob Roy on Stage and Screen' tells the fascinating story of the novel's and Sir Walter Scott’s incredible influence on its part in popular culture and the ongoing fascination with the story of one of Scotland's national heroes.

The Abbotsford Trust is delighted to host a special exhibition for the 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy. The exhibition will be on display in the historic house from Saturday 22nd April 2016 and run until the end of the season on 30th November 2016.

The story of the Scottish outlaw and national hero had quite an afterlife in popular culture, and it is this story that will be explored in the new seasonal exhibition: 'Rob Roy on Stage and Screen.' With over 5,000 musicals, plays and operas based on the poems and novels of Sir Walter Scott, only William Shakespeare has surpassed the extraordinary afterlife of Scott’s works on the stage. Find out how Rob Roy became Scotland’s first ‘National Play’ and, after enthusiasm for adaptations of Scott reached fever pitch in the Victorian period, what happened when twentieth century filmmakers started to distance themselves from his work.


To be announced soon

To be announced soon

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