Teaching Resources

Download a variety of free resources to support learning and teaching across the curriculum on Sir Walter Scott and his collections.

Sir Walter Scott collected a large number of diverse objects, because of his fascination with the history and stories that they represent. He built Abbotsford to house his extraordinary collection and to inspire his own writing. Our teaching resources contain ideas for integrating the wonderful world of Scott and Abbotsford into your lesson plans with handy links to resources and the curriculum.

By focusing on objects in the collection you can bring their stories to life. The resources have been designed as starting points for you to adapt to your own teaching plans – they are not prescriptive. Simply click on the links below to explore the different resources.

Other useful links

  • The Association of Scottish Literary Studies provides study guides and resources on a variety of Scottish authors and an especially useful resource on Scott’s poetry.

  • In 2014, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust and Network Rail City of Literature launched an exciting campaign to celebrate the re-opening of the Borders railway. See here for lots of information, podcasts by Stuart Kelly discussing different aspects of Scott’s work and a free download of the Great Scott! book which was distributed free as part of the campaign.

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