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Unique light show launches celebrations for Sir Walter Scott 250th anniversary

March 20, 2021

Join us at 6pm this Saturday 20th March to see Sir Walter Scott light up the night sky as we launch the nation’s 250th anniversary celebrations.
A spectacular light show will launch the international celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the life and works of Sir Walter Scott on Saturday 20th March, World Storytelling Day.
The night sky at Smailholm Tower, in the Scottish Borders, will be lit up by the world premiere of a brand-new short film of the Young Scott, created by video artist, Andy McGregor.
Join us for an online broadcast of the event presented by Brian Taylor, former BBC correspondent and past President of the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club. Featuring well known Scott fans including award-winning author and presenter Damian Barr, Scottish historian Professor Sir Tom Devine, TV presenter, author and journalist Kirsty Wark and Outlander author Diana Gabaldon.
Access the show by visiting the anniversary website, walterscott250.com, at 6pm on Saturday March 20th. Then head to the Walter Scott 250 Facebook page for a Facebook Live of the projection on Smailholm tower from 6.30pm.
Melrose, Roxburghshire
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March 20, 2021
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