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Scotlander travel bloggers take on an epic Outlander challenge

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An intrepid group of Scottish travel bloggers is taking on a unique challenge – to travel hundreds of miles and visit nearly 30 filming locations on VisitScotland’s Outlander map in the space of just 34 hours.

The six Scotlanders will set off in pairs at 8am on 26 August 2017. By 6pm the following day, they hope to have taken in 28 sites that feature in the time travel drama, the third series of which will be available on Amazon Prime Video on 11 September.

When they regroup at Doune Castle – the Historic Environment Scotland property near Stirling which doubles for the fictional Castle Leoch – the group will have clocked up more than 700 miles between them.

Outlander fans are being encouraged to track the progress of the Scotlanders – Neil Robertson, Laura Brown, Patricia Cuni, David Weinczok, Kristy Ashton and Sophie Maulevrier – who will be using the #Scotlanders hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

A unique challenge

Jenni Steele, Film and Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland, said: “The phenomenal success of Outlander and the popularity of set-jetting is having a fantastic impact on Scottish tourism. With the third series just around the corner, now is the perfect time to lay down this unique challenge to the Scotlanders.

“It will allow us to capitalise on the excitement among the Outlander fan community and to promote the stunning locations previously featured in the series, encouraging people to get out and visit them, or to book a trip for next year. We wish the Scotlanders the very best of luck!”

Scotlander Neil Robertson (pictured) said: “This is our first Outlander campaign and we can’t wait to get started. We all share a passion for Scotland and love promoting it. Hopefully our challenge will give the army of Outlander fans a distraction while we count down the days to the start of series three.”

(Images courtesy of The Scotlanders and Travels With a Kilt)

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