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A painted portrait of Sir Walter Scott standing on a hill next to two terriers with hills in the distance.

Inspiring Walter Scott

Discover some of the real historical objects that inspired Sir Walter Scott and listen to an actor reading extracts from featured tales. 

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The Borders Ballads

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's The Reivers Wedding and Kinmont Willie.

Case 1: The Borders Ballads
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Knights and Crusades

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman, The Betrothed and Ivanhoe.

Case 2: Knights & Crusades
Inspiring Walter Scott Crucifix A.1892.539 Portrait 1200X1500

Religion and Reformation

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's The Monastery and The Abbot.

Case 3: Religion and Reformation
Inspiring Walter Scott Jacobite Glass A.1936.208 Portrait 1200X1600

Covenanting and Rebellion

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's Old Mortality and The Bride of Lammermoor

Case 4: Covenanting and Rebellion
Sporran clasp of brass and steel with 4 concealed pistols, probably the model for that worn by Rob Roy in the novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1818

Crime and Punishment

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy and Heart of Midlothian

Case 5: Crime & Punishment

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