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Sir Walter Scotts Courtroom, Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Sir Walter Scotts Courtroom, Selkirk

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

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The building in Selkirk where Sir Walter Scott sat as a Sheriff of Selkirk from 1804 till 1832. Now a museum which explores his life, his writings and especially his time as a Sheriff. Also features James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, and Mungo Park, the African Explorer.

Scottish Borders Council

Situation – OS ref: NT 471285

How to get there:
By car:
In the Market Place, Selkirk on the A7 between Galashiels and Hawick. Parking nearby.
By public transport:
Regular bus service between Galashiels and Hawick via Selkirk.

Opening Dates and Times (2013)
April - September Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 11am – 3pm
From May – August Also open Sun 11am – 3pm
October Mon – Sat 12pm – 3pm

Closed for Selkirk Common Riding Thurs 20 – Sun 23 June 2013



SBC Museums Service Tel: 01750 20096

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Additional info:
VisitScotland 3 star Museum

Exhibitions 2011
Mon 4 April – Sun 22 May
Where’s Walter?

Having a little bit of fun with two of Selkirk’s finest! Sir Walter Scott
- the Shirra - along with local historian and writer, Walter Elliot, are
hiding inside crowd scenes and have to be found. No prizes, but a
lot of fun - and a little bit of history along the way.

Sat 28 May – Sat 10 September
A Box of Delights

A boxful of vintage black and white photographs of Borders scenes,
taken by celebrated local photographer Walter Brydon, has recently
been donated to the Museums Service. Selkirkshire Antiquarians
have researched the images, many of which appeared in the local and
national press, and present a fine selection in this fascinating display.

Sat 17 September – Sun 30 October
Curtain Call – Selkirk Opera

A photographic display, using recent and archive images, celebrating
the talents, enthusiasm and dedication of Selkirk Amateur Operatic
Society. Each year, this talented group of performers carry on the
Society’s long tradition and create a brilliant ‘night at the opera’ for the
people of Selkirk - making a chorus out of a drama.

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Local towns and villages:
- Selkirk

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, Scotland