01/09/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Outlander digital guide – the facts behind the fiction, from the publishers of History Scotland

f719d3b8-f034-4943-bfba-142cf8f8b1c3

History Scotland has announced the release of a new unofficial digital guide to the Outlander TV series, which allows fans of the show to explore the real-life history behind Diana Gabaldon’s fictional time travel tale.

Ahead of the premiere of season three of the show, this digital guide tells the real story of the Jacobites and their fight for the crown, looks at the history of key buildings featured in the series, and offers plenty of ideas for creating your own Outlander-inspired history tour.

Download the guide for just £2.99

The 'Outlander effect'

Rachel Bellerby, History Scotland’s deputy editor, said:

‘Like many heritage organisations around Scotland, we have been heartened by the so-called “Outlander effect” which has seen thousands of people who might otherwise have known little about the country’s history begin to discover the country’s past in depth.

‘This digital guide uses the fictional Outlander story as a framework for exploring the Jacobite period, which was rich in drama, intrigue and political manoeuvring. Our research has shown that many fans of the show have a real hunger to find out the history behind the buildings they’ve seen on screen, and the fictional happenings played out in each episode. Our new guide is a great way to find out more about Scotland in the eighteenth century – and this period of history is every bit as exciting as anything you’ve seen on screen.’

Download the guide for just £2.99

Back to News

01/09/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Mary Queen of Scots play shortlisted for James Tait Black Prize for Drama

A play which explores the relationships between Mary Queen of Scots and reformer John Knox was one of the ...


The Beechgrove Garden Story - celebrating 40 years with BBC Aberdeen

The BBC's much-loved Beechgrove Garden Story will mark four decades of gardening advice and humour, with a ...


Nuclear bunker at Cabrach, Moray, to open to the public for one day only

Members of the public will be given access to a nuclear monitoring post for the first time since the end of ...


Canals and Factories by L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House

A much-loved painting by the English artist L.S. Lowry is on display at Duff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire. ...


Other News

Mary Queen of Scots returns to Leith for Heritage Awareness Day 2018

The 457th anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots returning from France to Leith will form part of the ...


Leif Erikson bust unveiled on the Isle of Lewis

Connections between Icelandic explorer Leif Erikson, the first recorded European to reach North America, and ...


Mackintosh's Tea Rooms - new BBC Two Scotland documentary

A new hour-long documentary tells the story of Glasgow businessman Celia Sinclair, who rescued the Old Willow ...


Charter, Church, Conflict and Community: Haddington 1318-2018

A one-day conference by Haddington’s History Society and E.L. Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society - 15 ...