Exciting news for Outlander fans!
The Starz drama based on the historical fiction and time travel series by Diana Gabaldon has been renewed for 2 more seasons, which promises to return to the Highlands.
We can always count on Outlander for intrigue, drama, stunning Scottish landscape and, of course, men in kilts! Which is why we here at Scot Mountain Holidays have accumulated a list of events to compliment your Outlander and Jacobite fever.
This summer, 2016
1. Fort George
Close to the Inverness airport, Fort George would not exist if not for the Jacobite rebellion, which is a major feature of Claire and Jamie’s story. Their re-enactments are unbeatable:
- The Stuarts Struggle (Sat 13 Aug, Sun 14 Aug)
- King George’s Heilan’ Men (Tue 7 Jun – Thur 4 Aug)
- Fortress for the King (Tue 14 Jun – Thur 1 Sept)
- Highland Militia (Tue 12 July – Thur 8 Sept)
Just outside our doorstep is Britain’s first open air museum. Check out the old township to get a feel for the Highland way of life. Oh, and did we mention Outlander was filmed here?
- Heritage in Action (Every Tuesday between July 5-26; Tue 2 Aug, Tue 9 Aug)
Walk through the fields of the historic battlefield and visit its interactive centre. Learn how 1,200 Jacobites were slaughtered in under an hour brinigng an end to a Scottish era:
- An Epic Tale: The facts and fiction of life during the Rising (Fri 1 Jul – Sun 31 Jul)
- Staying True to the Past: Weaving Fiction from Fact (Sat 2 Jul)
- Outlander Herbal with Claire MacKay (Sat 9 July)
- A conversation with Diana Gabaldon (Fri 22 July)–SOLD OUT!
- Charles Edward Stuart and the ’45 (Sat 6 Aug)
Experience Old Scotland and the lead up to the rebellion through the story of Urquhart Castle and its eventual demolition:
- A Loyal Man (Sat 28 May – Sun 24 July)
- Enemy at the Gate (Mon 4 July, Tue 5 July)
- A Sword for my Chief (Fri 19 Aug – Sun 21 Aug)
Don’t miss out…
All of these events are within easy reach of Fraoch Lodge. Contact us for more details and come immerse yourself in the Scottish Highland history which inspired Outlander!