Scott's slippers up for auction

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A pair of slippers worn by Sir Walter Scott is expected to fetch several thousand pounds at auction.
The famous writer's footwear will go under the hammer at Edinburgh's Shapes auctioneers on 1 March.

The slippers were gifted to Scott in 1830 after visitors to his Abbotsford home in the Borders were dismayed at the state of the ones he was wearing.

Consultant Dr Duncan Thomson said they had been "knocked around a bit" but remained in "pretty good condition".

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