Haunted Scott

  • 29 October 2021
  • 2pm | Free, but booking essential
  • Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – online

Just in time for Hallowe’en, explore ghosts, ghouls and all things that go bump in the night in the work of literary giant Sir Walter Scott…...

 Scott Monument

Most widely known for his historical novels, Edinburgh-born Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) also frequently featured supernatural themes in his novels and poems.

Stories of traditional folklore beliefs appear in his ballad collection The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, while ghostly apparitions feature in the novels Waverley and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Spirited storyteller or believer in the supernatural?

This Hallowe’en, join Penny Fielding, Grierson Professor of English at the University of Edinburgh, and project director of Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century as she explores ghosts, visions and prophecies in Scott’s work.

This event will take place on Microsoft Teams. It is free to attend, but booking is essential. 

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