Mark Smith


I write features, reviews, and comment on a range of subjects. I'm The Herald's television reviewer and I edit obituaries (


  • For the past two years, a restoration project has been ongoing at Abbotsford, Scott's home in the Borders, and yesterday it was un- veiled ahead of the official reopening by the Queen next week.

    The mission for the team behind the £11.6million project was to restore the house near Melrose to the glory days when Scott lived there 200 years ago but also to res- tore the novelist's reputation and remind everyone of his extraordinary worldwide fame and his contribution to modern Scotland.

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Mark Smith

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