With the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels now complete the Centre has begun work on a scholarly edition of Scott’s Poetry. A preliminary project funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Scottish Universities and the British Academy began in September 2010 and the findings of this investigation were presented at a textual workshop in Aberdeen in 2011, and at the Ninth International Scott Conference in Wyoming in July 2011. 

Several staff and students members of the Centre attended this conference. For information about the events that took place at Wyoming visit http://www.uwyo.edu/scottconf2011/.

The main work of the project is now well underway under the leadership of Professor Alison Lumsden and the edition will be published in 10 volumes over the next ten years.

The first works in the new edition will be Marmion, edited by Ainsley McIntosh, The Shorter Poems, ed. Gillian Hughes and P. D. Garside, Poetry from the Waverley Novels and Other Writings, ed. David Hewitt, and The Lady of the Lake, ed. Alison Lumsden.

To read an interview with Alison Lumsden about the poetry project visit: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=604