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

New funding for world-class research on the evolution of the English language.

The University of Glasgow has announced that funding of more than £400,000 will be invested over the next ...


Gerda Stevenson: A Tribute to the Women of Scotland

Luath Press and the Scottish Poetry Library present the launch of Quines: Poems in Tribute to Women of ...


Museums Galleries Scotland chief executive steps down

Joanne Orr, chief executive of Museums Galleries Scotland for the last 13 years, has announced she is to step ...


Launch of The People's Voice website

A new online resource on the popular political culture of Scotland in the 19th and early 20th centuries has ...


Other News

Don Roberto – the adventure begins: new five-part series on Radio Scotland

In a new five-part Radio Scotland series, Billy Kay introduces us to the fascinating life of RB Cunninghame ...


Edinburgh's Museum of Childhood to reopen in March 2018

The Museum of Childhood is to reopen on 3 March 2018, City of Edinburgh Council has announced, as rarely seen ...


Academic women here! New University of St Andrews booklet reveals the diversity of pathways through academia

Women academics at the University of St Andrews talk openly and honestly about the highs and lows they have ...


Women’s History Month

Discover the stories of women who made their mark on Scottish history – from the medieval era through to the ...