If you have ever visited Abbotsford, you can’t fail to have seen Sir Walter Scott’s prized elk skull. With its long bony nose and massive antlers, this magnificent beast has presided majestically over the doorway from the Entrance Hall to the Ante Room at Abbotsford since Sir Walter Scott completed the Entrance Hall interior in the 1820s.
But, two centuries after Scott hung it there, the skull broke.
The skull lost the lower half of the face including parts of the eye sockets, and the nose and upper jaw broke into fragments. Luckily, the antlers were not damaged by the incident. The skull now needs significant repair work which is going to cost about £2,000 – can you help us Save Our Skull?
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