Rantin’ Rovin’ Romantics Events

Rantin’ Rovin’ Romantics Events

Exhibition and event programmes to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Hogg’s novel – The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.

Relaxed, accessible and informative, Rantin’ Rovin’ Romantics is a new monthly series of readings of extracts from the literature of Scott, Hogg and their contemporaries.

Incorporating collections-focused discussions, these events take place between May and October 2024 at Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom. Join us and explore the themes and stories surrounding major figures of the Romantic and Gothic tradition and their work.

The Courtroom also has a special exhibition about James Hogg to mark the anniversary of the publication of his seminal novel.


  1. Romantic and Gothic Personalities: Wed 08/05/2024, 19:00 – 20:00
  2. The Border Minstrelsy, Sir Walter Scott – A Writer’s View: Thurs 06/06/2024, 19:00 – 20:00
  3. James Hogg Confessions 200th Anniversary Short Talks: Fri 12/07/2024 from 12:00 – 16:00
  4. James Hogg ‘The Suicide’s Grave’ Evening Talk: Fri 12/07/2024, 19:00 – 20:00
  5. Lyrical Ballads – William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Wed 14/08/2024, 19:00 – 20:00
  6. John Keats: Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness: Wed 25/09/2024, 19:00 – 20:00
  7. Gothic, Ghostly & Gruesome Tales: Thurs 31/10/2024, 19:00 – 20:00

Full event schedule can be viewed here

Seated talks/events have limited places and entry is by donation. Please book via Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom: Telephone – 01750 720761.

When & where

Date: Mar 29 - Oct 31

Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom

Pricing details:

Free- donations welcome