Digital Lecture: The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument

  • 20 August 2021
  • 2pm | Free, but booking is essential.
  • Museums & Galleries Edinburgh Online

Join Edinburgh Museums & Historic Environment Scotland on the week of Sir Walter Scott’s 250th birthday for a digital talk on this Victorian Gothic monument.

 Gothic Rocket

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks, the Scott Monument is one of the largest monuments to a writer anywhere in the world.

As part of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birthday of Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh Museums & Historic Environment Scotland bring a digital walk-through the decades that the Scott Monument has dominated the city’s skyline.  From early photographs of the monument under construction, to souvenir postcards of the Scott Monument, using archives viewers will be able to see how this iconic landmark has endured on Princes Street since its completion in 1846.

This talk, which will be on Microsoft Teams is free to attend, but booking is essential at Edinburgh Museums & Historic Environment Scotland>

 

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