Sir Walter Scott 1st Baronet
(1771-1832)

Died aged c. 61

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society and served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–32).

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Commemorated on 14 plaques

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Here dwelt Sir Walter Scott 1775.

6 South Parade, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived

The Cedars. Gateway of The Cedars, home of Thomas Blackwell (died 1907) giver of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground and benefactor of All Saints Harrow Weald and St Anselms Hatch End Churches. House visited in 1806 by Novelist Sir Walter Scott.

Uxbridge Road, at junction with Courtenay Drive, Harrow, London, United Kingdom where they visited (1806)

L'anno MDCCCXXXII vetimo di sua vita questa casa abito l'illustre romanziere Scozzese Walter Scott da Endimburgo

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Via della Mercede 11, Rome, Italy where they lived

This tablet commemorates the meeting of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott which took place here in the winter of 1786 - 87.

Sciennes House Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was (1786-1787)

In a building on this site Sir Walter Scott Bt. was entertained by the Galashiels Manufacturers Corporation after receiveing his Baronetcy at the hands of his sovereign George IV

Bank Close, Galashiels, United Kingdom where they was entertained

Sir Walter Scott frequently visited this house June-July 1827 then occupied by his son in law Lockhart and his family.

37 Bellfield Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they visited

The Old Rosslyn Inn (circa 1660-1866). Among the distinguished visitors were King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, Robert Burns and Alexander Naysmith, Sir Walter Scott, and William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Chapel Loan, Roslin, United Kingdom where they visited

In this building from 1803 to 1832 Sir Walter Scott as Sheriff of Selkirkshire administered justice

Market Place, Selkirk, United Kingdom where they worked (1803-1832)

Sir Walter Scott was a frequent attender at the Circuit Courts held in this place. Making his first appearance as an advocate in a criminal trial in 1793. This tablet erected on the centenary of Sir Walter's death, as a tribute of admiration and affection, was unveiled by Lady Maxwell Scott of Abbotsford, 15th September 1932. William Wells Mabon, Provost.

, Jedburgh, United Kingdom where they was a constant visitor

Sir Walter Scott 1771 - 1832 Whilst staying at the Kings Arms and Castle Hotel was inspired to write his novel Kenilworth

Zizzi - King's Arms & Castle Hotel - Station Road / Warwick Road, Kenilworth, United Kingdom where they stayed

Sir Walter Scott granted freedom of the burgh in 1799. Between 1797 and 1808, Scott was a regular visitor to the town while serving as Quartermaster for a volunteer regiment [full inscription unknown]

Town Hall, Musselburgh, United Kingdom where they visited (1797-1808)

Sir Walter Scott lived here 1774-1797

25 George Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they lived (1774-1797)

THE SCOTT MONUMENT Erected 1840-44 to the Memory of SIR WALTER SCOTT Bart. 1771-1832 Born in Edinburgh. Lawyer and ardent Patriot, he won enduring fame as a romantic poet and the author of the Waverley novels. The monument was designed by George Meikle Kemp and the statue of Scott is by Sir John Steell.

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was near

Walter Scott birthplace [full inscription unknown]

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was born (1771)