Reading Sir Walter:


(Letter 11) Wandering Willie's Tale 

Read by John Nichol

John Nichol was born and bred in Scott country and has played the part of Sir Walter many times. He has written and acted several court cases that were presided over by Scott whilst he was Shirra in Selkirk. In 2001, he performed Wandering Willie's Tale at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Rowan Tree Theatre company. It has remained his favourite story from the pen of Sir Walter. It's a rich mix of history, comedy, fascinating characters and supernatural doings..

December 2009

Cover of Wandering Willie's Tale. Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1905. Used here with the permission of the Walter Scott Digital Archive Image Collection.