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The legacy that Sir Walter Scott left on Scotland was the subject of an animated National Park debate held today (26 May) at National Park headquarters in Balloch.

Pupils from six local schools in and around Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park came together to debate if Scott’s legacy was positive for Scotland’s image or if he was responsible for tartan tat and tawdry tourism.

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ScottsLand, Celebrate the Language of the Landscape marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s poem Lady of the Lake, which transformed popular perspectives on landscape and generated the first surge of tourists to the Trossachs and Scotland.

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Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771.

Lady of the Lake proved to be the catalyst for Tourism Scotland today. Walter Scott’s depiction of a romantic, scenic and heroic Scotland in Lady of The Lake transformed peoples perceptions of the Scottish landscape and sparked the first surge in tourism.  Until this point, the country was thought to be barbaric, barren and inhospitable to those in England and beyond.

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park has announced ScottsLand, a progamme of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake which transformed popular perspectives of the landscape and generated the first surge of tourists to the Trossachs and Scotland.

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