Scott-land - The Man Who Invented A Nation

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0120100816

Stuart Kelly considers Sir Walter Scott's huge influence on his native country.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly examines the contradictory legacy of Sir Walter Scott; bestselling bankrupt, iconic unknown and the Tory defender of the Union who fought to save Scotland's banking independence.

Kelly considers the influential images of his own country created by Scott - the stereotype of the kilted native dwelling within rugged, romantic landscapes - images which haunt Scotland to this day.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

0120100816

Stuart Kelly considers Sir Walter Scott's huge influence on his native country.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly examines the contradictory legacy of Sir Walter Scott; bestselling bankrupt, iconic unknown and the Tory defender of the Union who fought to save Scotland's banking independence.

Kelly considers the influential images of his own country created by Scott - the stereotype of the kilted native dwelling within rugged, romantic landscapes - images which haunt Scotland to this day.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

0220100817

Stuart Kelly considers Sir Walter Scott's huge influence on his native country.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

As Walter Scott immortalised his native country in poetry and prose, so the author is commemorated by countless memorials across Scotland.

Stuart Kelly examines Scott's images of Scotland and how they haunt the country still - from Brigadoon to Braveheart.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

0220100817

Stuart Kelly considers Sir Walter Scott's huge influence on his native country.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

As Walter Scott immortalised his native country in poetry and prose, so the author is commemorated by countless memorials across Scotland.

Stuart Kelly examines Scott's images of Scotland and how they haunt the country still - from Brigadoon to Braveheart.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

0320100818

How Sir Walter Scott inspired Queen Victoria and kick-started a tourist industry.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly reveals how Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were inspired to create their own influential version of 'Scottishness' at Balmoral by the novels of Walter Scott.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

0320100818

How Sir Walter Scott inspired Queen Victoria and kick-started a tourist industry.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly reveals how Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were inspired to create their own influential version of 'Scottishness' at Balmoral by the novels of Walter Scott.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

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0420100819

Sir Walter Scott brings his creative skills to bear when George IV visits Edinburgh.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly turns his attention to Walter Scott's influence on British politics.

A lifelong Tory, Scott was brought in to stage manage the first visit of King George IV to Edinburgh.

The pageant he created would cement the Union between Scotland and England and have lasting effects on Scottish customs by promoting the kilt as national dress.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

0420100819

Sir Walter Scott brings his creative skills to bear when George IV visits Edinburgh.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly turns his attention to Walter Scott's influence on British politics.

A lifelong Tory, Scott was brought in to stage manage the first visit of King George IV to Edinburgh.

The pageant he created would cement the Union between Scotland and England and have lasting effects on Scottish customs by promoting the kilt as national dress.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

05 LAST20100820

Sir Walter Scott's critical reputation nosedives after the prolific author's death.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly considers the backlash which hit Scott's work after the prolific author's death.

Although his critical reputation would never recover, the images of Scotland which Walter Scott created - the romantic landscapes populated by isolated, kilted natives - haunt Scotland to this day.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

05 LAST20100820

Sir Walter Scott's critical reputation nosedives after the prolific author's death.

His name, image and influence can be seen everywhere; from Scottish banknotes to place names across the globe.

Sir Walter Scott invented the modern novel, began Scotland's tourist industry and was the first celebrity author - a heady mix of JK Rowling and Dan Brown long before the age of mass media hype.

Lauded by contemporary critics as well as his massive readership in the 19th century, he's hardly read - and even more rarely enjoyed - today.

Stuart Kelly considers the backlash which hit Scott's work after the prolific author's death.

Although his critical reputation would never recover, the images of Scotland which Walter Scott created - the romantic landscapes populated by isolated, kilted natives - haunt Scotland to this day.

Stuart Kelly was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.

He studied English at Oxford and is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Reader: Robin Laing

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.