Walter Scott 250 Celebration

Siccar Point

An international celebration for the 250th anniversary of the life and Smailholm Towerworks of Sir Walter Scott gets underway this weekend, Saturday 20th March, with an online broadcast of a spectacular light show from the Scottish Borders.

The Scottish Geology Trust is delighted to have partnered with the Walter Scott 250 programme, joining in this celebration of Sir Walter Scott through a number of events, which will be organised for the Scottish Geology Festival. Our own ‘father of geology’, James Hutton and Scott were certainly associates and our events will focus on their related works and areas of support as well as geoheritage in the Scottish Borders.

We would like to invite our members and partner organisations to now consider any events they might like to list as part of the Scottish Geology Festival that relate or focus on the Walter Scott 250 celebrations including Geopoetry, talks, and events.

For now, our members and followers can tune into, at 6pm (GMT) on Saturday 20th March to view the stunning display at Smailholm Tower.

The broadcast will feature well-known Scott enthusiasts, including Outlander author Diana Gabaldon who will share how Scott inspired her and what her writing has in common with the 19th Century author. This will be followed by the world premiere of a brand-new short film of the Young Scott, created by artist and director, Andy McGregor, which will be projected onto the 15th-century tower.