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. 

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