Who we work with…

Here  is a list of organisations and venues with whom we have set up collaborations and working partnerships, since our establishment in 2015.

Appropriately, given that we are the education project of The Young Walter Scott Prize, we made our first steps at Abbotsford House, the family home of Sir Walter Scott, and the source and repository of his genius. Shortly after, Blickling Hall in Norfolk became our first English venue.

Our process of developing creative partnerships between young adult writers, their schools, professional writers and heritage venues has been steadily attracting support. New working partnerships, collaborations, workshops and events are announced on our blog and on our facebook page

Below is a list of our past and current collaborative partners. During pandemic years, our operations were much

Heritage Engagement Organisations

  • Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
  • National Trust for England (NT)
  • Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust (BLHT)
  • The Abbotsford Trust (AT)
  • Coke Estates (Education) (CE)
  • Norfolk Museums Service (NMS)
  • English Heritage (EH)
  • The Unicorn Preservation Society

Historical Venues


  • Trinity House of Leith (HES)
  • Craigmillar Castle (HES)
  • Caerlaverock Castle (HES)
  • Bowhill House (BLHT)
  • Drumlanrig Castle (BLHT)
  • Abbotsford (AT)
  • HMS Unicorn, Dundee – www.frigateunicorn.org
  • The Library at Innerpeffray


  • Boughton House (BLHT)

Isle of Man

  • Manx National Museum, and the City of Douglas


  • Norwich Castle (NMS)
  • Holkham Hall (CE)
  • Blickling (NT)
  • Elizabethan House, Great Yarmouth (NMS/NT)
  • Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth (NMS)
  • Tollhouse Gaol Museum, Great Yarmouth (NMS)
  • Cromer Museum, Cromer (NMS)

Suffolk/North Essex

  • Flatford Mill (Field Studies Centre) (NT)
  • Sutton Hoo (NT)


  • Launceston Castle (EH)
  • Penhallam Manor (EH)
  • Trerice (NT)

Local Councils

  • Edinburgh City Council – Creative Learning
  • Scottish Borders Council – Creative Learning
  • LIVE Borders – Creative Learning and Libraries
  • Norfolk County Council – Education Services & Libraries Service


Heritage Learning

Creative Writing Competitions

  • The Young Walter Scott Prize (YWSP) for Historical Fiction – www.ywsp.co.uk

We are grateful to the ongoing insights, wisdoms and encouragement of these organisations.

If you are an organisation, heritage venue or festival wishing to enquire about setting up a Historical Fiction writing workshop or programme using the Imagining History UK methodology, please contact us using this form.