Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

Born 250 years ago, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse!

Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

About Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

Born 250 years ago this year, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Walter Scott wrote stories filled with kings, queens, castles and courts, about some of the most dramatic, gruesome, and important events ever to have taken place in Scotland. Join us to hear the fascinating stories of some of these famous courtly characters.

Take a leaf out of Scott’s book and design your own book cover inspired by a chapter in Holyrood’s history- and fix this to your very own book-box which you can use to collect memories and help you write your own Holyrood story!



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