Walter Scott Research Centre

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Walter Scott Research Centre

Conducting and promoting research into Scott, his works and his world

Walter Scott Research Centre

Purpose and Aims

Walter Scott - MarmionThe Walter Scott Research Centre was established in 1991. It exists to conduct and to promote research into Scott and his works, the intellectual world in which he grew up and on which he drew, the contexts in which he worked, and the ways in which his work was used by other writers, other arts, business and politics, particularly in the nineteenth century. Its interests are interdisciplinary and its scope is international.

The Walter Scott Research Centre is primarily engaged in project research, but also supports the research activity of its individual members and facilitates the study of Scott at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We are currently engaged in an AHRC funded Project: The Edinburgh Edition of Water Scott’s Poetry: Engaging New Audiences. Find out more about this here.

The Walter Scott Research Centre is located within the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen.

Contact Details

The Centre is based on the Old Aberdeen campus in F18, Old Brewery.

Professor Lumsden can be contacted at 01224273925 or at

To keep up to date with our activities follow us on Twitter: @CentreWalter