Outlander Day In the Highlands

On September 5th 2015 The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore  (where some of episode 5 “Rent” of Outlander was filmed) held their first Outlander Day.11954665_10153556309060406_8784633687699605797_n

A few months previously we had met with the manager (Graham) of the Folk Museum @HighlandFolk who had contacted us about  holding an Outlander event (He had heard about us as we’d already had fantastic small events at Inverness Museums @InvMAG and  Highland Archives @HLHArchives they are all part of High Life Highland @hlhsocial ) ….we of course said that would be fantastic!!!!     We gave him a few ideas of what sort of things we would like to see at such an event (he hasn’t read the books or the show only the bit where the museum was used for filming) eg.  Basket Weaving, Wool Waulking, 18th Century cooking to name a few.

We then asked if we could open it up to other Outlander fans as we knew that fans would love to attend such an event.  We are all members of the Facebook group Outlandish UK and we posted details about the event on the group page and we were amazed at how many members wished to attend from all over the UK! 

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The ladies from Badenoch Waulking Group sang some wool waulking songs and we even had a go ourselves!!! Three of the Ladies were actually in the waulking scene in Outlander.

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We were fortunate that Claire, the  Outlander Herbalist @OutlanderHerbal  , was able to attend and gave talks about the different herbs in the 18th Century and what they would have been used for.

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Claire the Outlander Herbalist

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Outlandish UK @Outlandish_UK  had a fantastic stall selling all kinds of Outlandish Merchandise all the proceeds went to Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe’s charities. The Outlandish Bakers @OutlandishBaker were there with cakes  for everyone.

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Outlandish UK also took along Big Pocket Jamie and Claire……

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The Waulking Ladies loved Jamie and Claire and were delighted going home with Outlander T-shirts
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But Claire and Jamie weren’t safe as Red Coats were in the village

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We even got a tweet from “Herself”

The day was a great success and it was great to meet up with other Outlander fans many whom are now old friends but we also made lots of new ones too!!

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@InverOutlanders with @OutlandishTour
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Outlander Friends


 The day ended with dinner at a local hotel organised by Lisa Lyall (one of the admins from Outlandish UK)Thank you Lisa .

We would like to say a very big thank you to Graham and all the staff at the  for such a wonderful day. A big thanks to Claire MacKay  for giving up her Saturday and thank you to all the Outlandish UK members who came and made it such a special day.

The Museum were delighted with the day   Click here to see their blog  and they have already decided to hold another one next year….

So if you’re in the area or visiting Scotland in 2016 come and join #OutlanderHighlandFling ,  Outlander Day at the Highland Folk Museum is June 4th

All Outlanders welcome!

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