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Digital Lecture 

The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument

Friday 9 October, 2pm - 3pm

Free, booking required

The Scott  Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish Writer Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world. From early photographs of the monument under construction to souvenir postcards of the Scott Monument, we’ll examine the archives to see how this iconic land mark has endured on Princes Street since its completion in 1846. Jackie Sangster is a Learning Manager at Historic Environment Scotland who works with archival records including

Book following the link and you will be sent the meeting link the day before the talk. Please note this lecture will be on a digital platform.


Photograph “View of the Scott Monument, Edinburgh, from east and Princes Street with Edinburgh Castle and the Mound in the background.” c. 1860-80

© Historic Environment Scotland

Digital Lecture: The Gothic Rocket: The Scott Monument