Listen to Sir Walter Scott

Readings from The Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels:

We celebrated the completion of the publication of The Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels by asking Scott aficionados to read a short extract of a Sir Walter Scott publication that would not only convince others of his greatness but would also impel them to read him too. 

For the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter's birth in 2021 we are thinking of asking the public to record themselves and post it on social media.


Readings by Past Presidents:

Professor David Hewitt: The Antiquary (Chapter 11) - Oldbuck buying fish [4 mins]

James Robertson: Rob Roy (Chapter 27) - Bailie Nicol Jarvie and Andrew Fairservice bickering [6 mins]

Fraser Elgin: The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Chapter 38) - When Jeanie meets Queen Caroline [13 mins]

Paul H. Scott: Rob Roy (Chapter 27) - Discussions about the Union [6 mins]

Brian Taylor: The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Chapter 8) - Jeanie visits her sister in prison [8 mins]

Professor Murray Pittock: Rob Roy (Chapter 26) - Bailie Nicol Jarvie and Rob Roy [12 mins]


Readings by Academics:


Readings by famous and distinguished Scott aficionados:

John Nichol: Redgauntlet (Letter 11) Wandering Willie's Tale [44 mins]


Readings by Club Members:

Kathleen Hardie: The Journal (Extract) Death of Charlotte [5 mins]


Readings by School Children in Edinburgh and the Lothians:


In 2009 Paul H. Scott introduced this project