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Carrying the Bat for the Borders

27th July 2023

As cricket fans around the world enjoy this year’s Ashes, Collections and Interpretation Manager Kirsty shares a sporting story from the Abbotsford vaults. 

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The Walter Scott Prize Comes Home to Abbotsford

22nd February 2024

The Walter Scott prize for Historical Fiction is moving to what might be considered its natural spiritual home, Abbotsford.

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Thriving at Abbotsford

16th August 2023

Volunteers, staff and local people recently marked the end of the THRIVE community engagement project at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, near Melrose.

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Original Scott Manuscript goes on Display

28th October 2023

Sir Walter Scott’s original manuscript for his narrative poem The Lay of the Last Minstrel is going on display for the first time at Abbotsford.

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