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  • Online Audio Tour

    22nd Jan 2021 - 31st Mar 2021

    Our popular house audio tours are now available to buy and listen to online. Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th-century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels. Thi...

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  • Walter Scott 250 Launch

    20th Mar 2021 - 20th Mar 2021

    A spectacular light show will launch the international celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the life and works of Sir Walter Scott on Saturday 20th March, World Storytelling Day. Smailholm Tower (pictured) is adjacent to Sandyknowe Farm where Scott lived as a boy, and his early experiences h...

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  • Storytelling at Abbotsford

    20th Mar 2021 - 14th May 2021

    Tune in each fortnight for another story told in the series ‘A Gift of Tales’ in our historic house by Mary Kenny. Presenting a series of traditional stories recorded in the historic rooms at Abbotsford, these folk tales resonate with objects in the collection, with local landscape a...

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  • Walter Scott 250

    20th Mar 2021 - 15th Aug 2022

    In 2021-22 Scotland celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott with a nationwide programme of events and activities Check out the Walter Scott 250 website for events, talks and exhibitions held by partner organisations across Scotland and the world. Plus incredible places to visit re...

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  • Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

    29th Mar 2021 - 19th Apr 2021

    Sir Walter Scott is one of Scotland's most significant figures and is famous around the world. Join us online to learn more about his life, works and legacy. Scott: The Man Behind the Monument is a mentored FREE four-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) produced by the University of Aberdeen and ...

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  • Easter Trail

    2nd Apr 2021 - 18th Apr 2021

    Solve the riddles or follow the map to find pictures of Sir Walter Scott's Easter eggs in Abbotsford Easter Trail. Children of all ages can enjoy a walk through the woodlands whilst searching for the hidden pictures of Sir Walter Scott's Easter eggs. Older children can have some fun solving riddles...

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