Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Biography: 

Author of An Evening's Walk near the Royal Palace of Linlithgow, and probably a sometime army officer. Nothing else appears to be known about him.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met him and Macpherson at Erskine's in London on June 19, 1763. Pottle conjectures that Boswell admired him greatly, as Boswell's own first published poem was named An Evening Walk in the Abbey Church of Holyroodhouse. (LJ190663n4)