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Virtual Tours of Scotland including Virtual Outlander Tours

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During the COVID 19 Pandemic and the following travel restrictions, there has been a lot of disappointment and anxiety about visiting Scotland. We at Slàinte Scotland Tours would like to counter that by bringing Scotland to you during this time in the way of Virtual Tours.

Similar to our standard tours, Catriona is going to guide our tours live. She will explain history and facts about each site as well as anecdotes, a few jokes and a little sing-song while she guides you through.

Catriona will be conducting two virtual tours per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will be a mix of Outlander themed and ordinary Scotland tours, and the schedule is operated on Scotland time. We have two different times per week to allow our guests from a variety of time zones to participate.

The tours are taking place over the Zoom platform because many people are already using it, and we want to make joining a trip as easy and as stress-free as possible. All you need to do is check the timings for the tour in your local timezone. Each tour lasts between 1 hour and a half and 2 hours so be sure to make yourself comfortable, grab yourself a dram and come away with Catriona to escape to Scotland.

An idea of the times are as follows:

Tuesdays 11 pm GMT (the UK, Republic of Ireland and Scotland time)

  • 12 am (midnight) in Europe (Germany, France, the Netherlands etc.)
  • 6 pm in EST (New York, Florida and Boston etc.)
  • 3 pm in PT (California etc.)
  • 8 am the following morning in Sydney, Australia.

Thursday 1 pm GMT (the UK, Republic of Ireland and Scotland time)

  • 2 pm (midnight) in Europe (Germany, France, the Netherlands etc.)
  • 8 am in EST (New York, Florida and Boston etc.)
  • 5 am in PT (California)
  • 10 pm in Sydney, Australia.

How to book your Virtual Tour

You can book your spot on one of our tours here: https://slaintescotland.com/scotland-is-waiting/

What if you can’t take part in a Virtual Tour LIVE?

Please do not worry if you cannot join in live on one of the tours. You can always join in later by watching the video using a private Youtube link. To access the link, we only ask that you buy us a coffee at Catriona’s individual creatives page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CatStevenson

If you decide to watch the tour later, please make sure that you add the tour you would like to be sent in the comments, and we will make sure you receive the right one.

Virtual Tour Schedule for the next four weeks

Tuesday 26th May 2020 (11 pm Scotland time)
Outlander Season 2 Virtual Tour. On this day we visit two great houses at Hopetoun and Callander, the majestic ruins at Linlithgow Palace and the gorgeous gardens of Drummond You can view the standard itinerary for this day here: https://slaintescotland.com/outlander-tours/outlander-day-trip-vivent-les-frasers-edinburgh/

Thursday 28th May 2020 (1 pm Scotland time) 
Wester Ross Virtual Tour. This event will be conducted in conjunction with our friend and colleague Àdhamh Ó Broin, who is a Scottish Gaelic Language Consultant. Wester Ross is one of the most remote and picturesque areas of Scotland, and for a short time at least, we will help you get lost in Wester Ross. You can see more information on Àdhamh here: http://www.scottishgaelic.scot/

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 (11 pm Scotland Time)
Outlander Themed Jacobites and Scottish Highlands Day Tour. On this day we visit the quaint Perthshire town of Pitlochry, the sombre battlefield at Culloden, the magical standing stones and burial cairns at the Clava Cairns and the fabulous Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore. You can view the regular itinerary here: https://slaintescotland.com/tours-and-excursions-from-edinburgh/scottish-highlands-and-culloden-tour-from-glasgow/

Thursday 4th June 2020 (1 pm Scotland time)
Loch Ness Day Tour. On this day, we make our way into the Scottish Highlands passing the beautiful banks of the Loch Lomond, the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe, a stop at Fort Augustus before finishing up with a cruise on the infamous Loch Ness; you may even spot Nessie. You can view this tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gSW7GuMl_o

Tuesday 9th June 2020 (11 pm Scotland time) 
On this day we will cover our 3-day Outlander tour. On this tour, you will get to see Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Culloden Battlefield and the beautiful gardens at Drummond Castle. You can see more here: https://slaintescotland.com/outlander-tours/3-day-outlander-tour-glasgow/

Thursday 11th June 2020 (1 pm Scotland time) 
Catriona will bring you on a beautiful tour of Ayrshire. First, she will bring you to the Kennedy Castle at Culzean, the stunning ruins of Dunure Castle overlooking Ailsa Craig and finish up at the historical village of Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns. You will be guided like Tam O’Shanter from the Burns Birthplace Museum, down to see the witches at the Auld Alloway Kirk and over the Brig O’Doon eventually ending up at the Burns Cottage. Catriona is a known Burns expert, often interviewed by the press on her favourite poet.

Tuesday 16th June 2020 (11 pm Scotland time)
Catriona will bring you on her Original Outlander Day Tour. We will bring you to the most loved Outlander locations including Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Falkland (Inverness), Blackness Castle (Fort William) and Culross (which featured in 3 seasons of Outlander). You can see more on this tour here: https://slaintescotland.com/outlander-tours/outlander-day-trip-glasgow/

Thursday 18th June 2020 (1 pm Scotland time)
Join us on our four days Skye and Highlands Tour. Have you ever wanted to visit the misty isle, with all its faeries, folklore and famous Scottish Clans? Catriona will take you through the exceptional scenery including the Old Man of Storr, the Fairy Glen, Dunvegan Castle, and so much more. You can read more about this tour here: https://slaintescotland.com/isle-of-skye-and-scottish-highlands-experience-tour/

We will be releasing the next four weeks on Friday 12th June so stay up to date on our Newsletter: https://slaintescotland.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=dff506692b559d8c2ecdb1097&id=db83e107ff