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Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:10

Samhain (Halloween) Outlander Special Tours

Since a lot of Outlander is centred around Scottish folklore, superstition, witchcraft, ghosts and ghouls…..(in fact, in the TV series, the show starts on the eve of Samhain aka Halloween.) We have decided to put on 3 special day tours.

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Slainte Scotland will be at Tartan Week as part of the Outlander United Marching Group in the Tartan Week Parade - Saturday 9th April 2016.

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Monday, 04 January 2016 12:40

Outlander Effect

As most of my social media friends (and Outlander Tour guests) will know very well by now, is that I am a huge Outlander fan. I love the books (I am nearly finished book 3), the TV series and of course the wonderful actors. However it was something that I discovered quite late in my “tour” career thanks to the very little information in Scotland about it.

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Happy New Year 2016! All the gang at Slainte Scotland hope that you have a wonderful year of love, health and prosperity and if you are looking at making some New Year’s Resolutions, here are 10 reasons why I believe Scotland should be on your list. Now I have left a few points out here as there are just so many. The reasons below are my personal favourites. However keep your eyes peeled for similar articles about great reasons and places to visit. 

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Friday, 04 December 2015 08:55

Stumbling on Outlander Filming

Right so, it has taken me nearly a week to post this but here we go...last week not only did I have the privilege of meeting Diana Gabaldon, the author of the Outlander series at Stirling Castle, but during our Outlander tours last week, we stumbled upon filming for series 2. Phew!

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Blackness is one of our favourite locations in Scotland. It is a 15th-century fortress, near the village of Blackness, Scotland, on the shore of the Firth of Forth. It now forms part of our Outlander Filming locations tour as it was used in Outlander as Fort William.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:44

Outlander Tartan had its own tartan made

Did you know Outlander had its own tartan designed and made? Here is a quick video on how it was made.

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I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend the "Evening with Diana Galbadon and Neil Oliver" event at Stirling Castle on Monday night (23rd November 2015) and I managed to get a few snap shots and had my book signed by the lovely Diana herself.  :-) 

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 15:23

The Skye Boat Song - At least my rendition of it

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.

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Outlander crew on a recce at Lallybroch. We had the luck of being at Lallybroch (Midhope Castle) at the same time as the crew from the popular 'Outlander' series. They were looking at the location for some future filming.

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