Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds ALISON LUMSDEN: Walter Scott is one of Scotland’s most significant literally and cultural figures. And he’s known around the world. His physical influence stretches from his monument in Edinburgh’s Princes Street– for many years the largest to any writer in the world– and the railway station named after his first novel, Waverley, to place names around the globe. His literally legacy can be found in the most unexpected places, from opera to “Outlander.”
Skip to 0 minutes and 36 seconds KRISTY ARCHER-THOMPSON: Indeed, it’s almost impossible to visit Scotland without encountering Walter Scott. He changed the way that we think about our landscapes and our history, and the home that he created here at Abbotsford in the Scottish borders is one of the most special and precious writers houses anywhere in the world.
Skip to 1 minute and 14 seconds ALISON LUMSDEN: Some of you may have read fiction and poetry by Walter Scott. Some of you may know nothing about him. This short course has something to offer you all. It has been created by the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen and Abbotsford, Scott’s home in the Scottish borders. In it, we will explore his role as a collector, as well as introducing you to some of his poems and novels. We will also examine his legacy, both in literature and through his magnificent home here at Abbotsford, and the museum collections it holds.
Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds KRISTY ARCHER-THOMPSON: This course will introduce students to extracts from Scott’s work and provide a useful framework in which they can read further. It will be delivered buy me, Kristy Archer-Thompson, collections and interpretation manager here at Abbotsford to the home of Sir Walter Scott–
Skip to 2 minutes and 1 second ALISON LUMSDEN: And me, Alison Lumsden from the University of Aberdeen. Join us on a journey to learn more about Walter Scott and his contribution to literature–
Skip to 2 minutes and 11 seconds KRISTY ARCHER-THOMPSON: And to the Scottish nation.