NT3472 : Sir Walter Scott plaque

taken 7 years ago, near to Musselburgh, East Lothian, Great Britain

Sir Walter Scott plaque
Sir Walter Scott plaque
A plaque from 1932 on the wall of Musselburgh's town hall commemorates the poet and novelist being granted freedom of the burgh in 1799. Between 1797 and 1808, Scott was a regular visitor to the town while serving as Quartermaster for a volunteer regiment of Edinburgh militia during the Napoleonic wars. The plaque states that it was during this time that he wrote substantial parts of his ballad-style epic, 'The Lay Of The Last Minstrel' which proved to be a runaway success.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 1 July, 2010
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Plaque   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 345 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5940N 3:2.9286W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 346 727
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