Photographer's Note

This is the magnificent library of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) inside his family home of Abbotsford House near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. It leads off Scott's private study and is home to several thousands of his collected books.

Scott is probably the best known and most loved of all Scottish writers, being a historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.

When I last visited Abbotsford House about fifteen years ago, it was in a rather dilapidated state. It has, however, now been taken over by the Abbotsford Trust, a charity created to safeguard the future of the estate and the legacy of Sir Walter Scott and it has only recently been re-opened to the public after very extensive renovation. You can read about the restoration work here.

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