Tuesday 1st May, 2012
A hunting knife belonging to Bonnie Prince Charlie, King James VI’s hunting bottle with leather case and Sir Walter Scott’s top hat are just some of the items from the collections at Scott’s Abbotsford home in the Scottish Borders that will go on display as part of a special touring exhibition opening on Tuesday 1st May.
Scott on the Road comprises over 20 objects from the historic home which is currently closed while it undergoes a multi-million pound refurbishment. The objects will tour three different Scottish Borders Council Museums & Galleries Service venues in Hawick, Selkirk and Innerleithen as part of a free exhibition.
Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Selkirk (15 September-31 October 2012)
All of the objects displayed as part of Scott on the Road are normally on show at Abbotsford and will return to the attraction when it re-opens in 2013. A selection of the objects belong to the Faculty of Advocates Abbotsford Collection Trust with the remainder owned solely by The Abbotsford Trust.
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