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With Sir Walter Scott to the Shetland Islands

Speakers: Joy Parker & Robert Leach

December 14, 2021
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Free to attend

Ormiston Institute, Melrose, 16 Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN Scottish Borders


When Joy and Robert set out for the Shetland Islands in the summer of 2021, it was to pursue a project of their own. But they soon discovered The Pirate, Sir Walter Scott’s novel set in Shetland, which was hugely popular in the nineteenth century, yet is one of his least known novels now.

The Pirate forms the focus of this event. Scott’s romantic adventure story is discussed and analysed, with particular note taken of Scott’s treatment of a woman’s place in society, as it is revealed not only in this work, but in some of his other novels, too.

Presented by the Melrose Literary Society.


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