Queen reopens Sir Walter Scott`s Abbotsford House

Updated: Jul 05, 2013, 13:09 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Author Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House, near Melrose, has been officially reopened by the Queen.
Millions of pounds were spent over two years to restore the house on the Scottish Borders and the same opened for public viewing on Thursday.
The building is of great historic and cultural significance, having the ability to attract a lot of tourists.
“This has been the culmination of over seven years of work and planning so it is quite incredible that this day has finally come. The Queen`s visit is testament to the standing of Sir Walter Scott, his reputation, what he did for Scotland, the UK, and what he did for literature globally. I think sometimes we forget here the massive impact that he had on the world,” the BBC quoted chief executive of the Abbotsford Trust, Jason Dyer, as saying.