Tag : sir-walter-scott

    Scott Inspires During Lockdown

    13th May 2020

    A popular online course on Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott is being kept open and free until September in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the increased demand for armchair learning opportunities...

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    Napoleon's Blotter: A Closer Look

    1st May 2020

    The octagonal table in Sir Walter Scott's Library at Abbotsford is almost a museum in itself, with a wide range of fascinating objects that Scott collected over the years, often connected to famous ...

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    Hats off to a rare item

    29th Apr 2020

    When we asked 'what's your favourite thing about Abbotsford?' Bruce, volunteer Guide and Room Steward, pulled an interesting item out of the hat... When I was asked what my favourite thing was about ...

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    Sir Walter Scott and William Shakespeare

    24th Apr 2020

    On the anniversary of Shakespeare’s baptism, our Collections and Interpretation Manager Kirsty puts a tiny trinket centre stage to explore Sir Walter Scott's literary hero. It’s hardly ...

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    Life in a pandemic: What would Scott have done?

    27th Mar 2020

    As we all get used to looking at the outside world through our windows, our Collections and Interpretation Manager, Kirsty Archer-Thompson considers whether Sir Walter Scott would have been self-...

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