Commemorating the Massacre of Glencoe – NLS event

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To mark the anniversary of the Massacre of Glencoe NLS will be screening an innovative video celebrating one of Sir Walter Scott’s lesser-known works.

Scott’s poem ‘On the Massacre of Glencoe’ commemorates one of the darkest incidents in Scottish history – the Massacre of Glencoe which saw more than 70 Highlanders killed for alleged treason.

An Edinburgh-based company Double Take Projections has created a video showing the words of Sir Walter Scott’s poem, being beamed, on location onto the Glencoe scenery.

The three-minute video will be screened on Friday 13 February between 2.00 – 5.30 pm in the National Library’s Boardroom, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EW

The current exhibition ‘Game of Crowns: the 1715 Jacobite Rising’ tells the story of this bloody period in Scotland’s history, and the handwritten document ordering this massacre is currently on display.   Come along on Friday 13 February to watch the video and visit the exhibition


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