Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771 in Edinburgh.
To celebrate his 240th birthday, Abbotsford House which was his favourite home, is running two events on Sunday 14th August. No doubt, the income will go towards their restoration and visitor centre building project.
Everybody gets the opportunity to go and picnic on the terraces to the accompaniment of live Scottish music between 4pm and 6.30 pm. The cost is £5.50 (kids over the age of 6, £3.50).
If you don't want to bring a picnic, you can order one in advance from their tearoom.
More info on the Abbotsford House picnic.
The second event is a concert between 6.30pm and 8.30pm performed on traditional instruments. The concert will be held in the library at Abbotsford House and will be followed by drinks and canapés. The musicians are: Elspeth Smellie (Clarsach and voice), Christopher Keatinge (Accordion) and Matt Seattle (Border pipes, guitar, voice and fiddle).
The cost is £20 (kids up to the age of 15, £10).
If you want to go, I suggest you book early.
More info on the concert.