Queen Margaret University media students mark 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel – ‘Waverley’
Did you know Edinburgh Waverley is the only railway station in the world named after a novel?
Queen Margaret University media students, Phillip Ellarby and Fausta Avizienyte, have created a special hyper-lapse film at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel – ‘Waverley’.
To mark the occasion, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust and Network Rail have teamed up to stage a special exhibition at the station named after Scott’s novel. Quotes from Scott’s books and the thoughts of the man himself are now written across the floors, windows and walkways of Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, bringing Scott’s words alive for a new audience. The campaign aims not only to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Waverley, but also to mark the 10th anniversary of Edinburgh’s designation as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.