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Castle Hunter to record live Outlander videos at Edinburgh filming locations

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Writer and presenter David Weinczok has teamed up with History Scotland to record three live videos at Edinburgh locations which appear in the Outlander TV series.

David, who has become famed as The Castle Hunter for his history travel blogs and videos, will visit Signet Library, Craigmillar Castle and Bakehouse Close on 25 and 26 November 2017, to record live videos.

The footage will explore the history of the three Edinburgh sites and take a look at their connections to the Outlander TV series.

David Weinczok explains: ‘The very streets and buildings of Edinburgh are part of the living source material for the Outlander phenomenon. What better way to immerse yourself in the drama than by exploring them and learning their stories in real time?

Outlander has brought the world to Scotland and live videos like these make the return journey, sharing Scotland with people who haven’t yet visited or are seeking inspiration. Together, the three locations provide a fascinating cross-section of Scottish history from medieval to modern times.

‘I’ll not only be showing people what and where to look out for when following in the footsteps of Outlander in Edinburgh, but also helping them to understand the seismic changes underway Scottish society during and in the aftermath of the Jacobite Risings.’

Exploring Outlander history

History Scotland editor Rachel Bellerby added: ‘We’re really excited to be working with David on these live Outlander videos. We’ve been so encouraged at the number of history fans who are not only enjoying the Outlander series, but are bringing history to life by visiting Outlander sites the length and breadth of Scotland.

‘Our new unofficial Outlander digital guide gives you the chance to create your own Outlander-inspired history tour as well as finding out the history behind the series.

'We’re sure that David’s videos will give people the chance to see Edinburgh in a new light, no matter where in the world they are. So please do join in the fun as we take a trip into the past this weekend.’

How to watch the live Outlander videos

To watch the videos on 25 and 26 November, you need to register for a free Periscope account, which is quick and easy! Simply visit the registration page to sign up via Twitter, Facebook, Google or your mobile number.

Then on the day, all you need to do is search for @TheCastleHunter on Periscope and enjoy the footage, or you can watch later. Alternatively, simply follow @TheCastleHunter on Twitter and watch the filming as it happens.

The History Scotland unofficial Outlander digital guide

This digital guide from the publishers of History Scotland tells the real story of the Jacobites and their fight for the crown.

Highlights include: 

  • The history of key buildings featured in the series
  • Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? 
  • Ideas for creating your own Outlander-inspired tour

Discover the true history behind the Outlander books and TV show.

Download now for just £2.99.

Craigmillar Castle image copyright ASHOK2502; Signet Library copyright Kim Traynor; Bakehouse Close copyright Stewart Lamb Cromar

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