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Sir Walter Scott statue, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Walter Scott is one of the most celebrated sons of Edinburgh. The large monument dedicated to him in the middle of Princes Street is testament to that.

Although he is mostly known around the world for his literary works such as Ivanhoe, which ushered a new era of historical fiction, he is also credited for rediscovering the honours of the crown of Scotland in 1818, over 100 years after they were put away following the union of the English and Scottish parliaments of 1707.

This statue stands tall in front of St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile.

a contribution to #JoinInDaily by +Johnny Wills with today's theme being statues / sculptures

Sir Walter Scott statue, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Walter Scott is one of the most celebrated sons of Edinburgh. The large monument dedicated to him in the middle of Princes Street is testament to that.

Although he is mostly known around the world for his literary works such as Ivanhoe, which ushered a new era of historical fiction, he is also credited for rediscovering the honours of the crown of Scotland in 1818, over 100 years after they were

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