Outlander gifts for Sassenachs everywhere

This month we have an Outlander sale on Outlander gifts for Sassenachs everywhere . Sassenach means “stranger” , foreigner or “outlander,” and is a nickname that Jamie uses for Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. It also refers to people of English descent. It can be a derogatory term or insult , depending on how it is said and to whom . …

Outlander tours news – coronavirus lockdown lifted ?

Tour businesses all over Scotland are eagerly waiting a Government announcement today about the coronavirus lockdown . We know it’s going to be for another 3 weeks but the question is will restrictions be eased after that as we slowly get back to normal ? Two newspapers this week have said the lockdown will end …

Is the the Outlander effect really a “double edged sword” ?

The BBC have reported that tourism is booming in Scotland , not least because of the Outlander effect. But is that , as they claim , really a double edged sword ? I am quite surprised to see the BBC publishing this article based on rather flimsy evidence . Is this their attempt to emulate …

Outlander star becomes Edinburgh Castle guide

Outlander star and Ian Rankin become Edinburgh Castle ‘tour guides’ Outlander star Andrew Gower, who portrayed Bonnie Prince Charlie in the time-travel series, will voice the Young Pretender, while Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin discusses the “Black Dinner” at Edinburgh Castle and the inspiration behind Game of Thrones’ most famous episode, the “Red …

Outlander Valentine gifts

“Outlander” is not back on TV until next week , but a Sassenach’s love for the Starz drama never fades. Surprise your lovely lass with an “Outlander”- inspired Valentine’s Day  tour or one of these “Outlander”-themed Valentine’s Day gifts on February  14, and you’ll be able to say you’re the Jamie to her Claire. Outlander …

Is Outlander’s Fraser’s Ridge a real place ?

After 20 years apart, Claire and Jamie are finally building a life together in the American colonies. And central to their storyline in Outlander‘s fourth season is the establishment of their home, Fraser’s Ridge. Once they reunite with their daughter Brianna in Wilmington, she too, returns to Fraser’s Ridge, completing their family unit. According to Diana Gabaldon, …

Is there a Wentworth Prison in Scotland ?

Wentworth Prison is actually Linlithgow Palace  in Scotland . The palace and its underground tunnels were used as Wentworth prison when Jamie Fraser was locked up by Black Jack Randall . Three Scottish castles in particular feature heavily in the Outlander TV series story lines –Linlithgow Palace  (Wentworth Prison ) ,  Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch …

Outlander castles , whisky and lochs tour

Our Outlander castles , whisky and lochs tour goes to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ) , Castle Leoch (Doune Castle ) , Deanston distillery , Loch Lubnaig and Loch Lubhair . This tour has two special features – see Lallybroch , the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser hear Jamie Fraser as he guides you around …

Outlander star Sam Heughan launches Sassenach Tartan

Outlander star Sam Heughan , Jamie Fraser , launches Sassenach Tartan to celebrate release of The Secret Life of Tartan book. Outlander news from Outlander tours OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan has announced his Great Glen Company will be launching a brand new tartan. The Scottish actor took to social media to make the announcement as …