Photographer's Note

This is the rather splendid but also rather dark and gloomy drawing room in Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott who is probably the best known and most loved of all Scottish writers, having been a historical novelist, playwright and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.

This historic house, largely designed by Scott himself, declined into a poor state of repair but it has been taken over by the Abbotsford Trust and has recently reopened to the public after very extensive renovation which you can read about here. These rooms have also been restored completely and decorated in the style and décor which they would have had in Walter Scott's day.

In this picture you can see in the distance the doorway leading through from this drawing room into Scott's extensive library.

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