This year, ‘Outlander Day’ will be taking place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 10th June at the Highland Folk Museum.
Based on the popular books by Diana Gabaldon, the 2014 series ‘Outlander’ has built a mass following, with many fans visiting the mile-long Highland Folk Museum to take in the sights and locations used as part of the film set.
Responding to public demand for more Outlander content at the museum, ‘Outlander Day’ was established in 2015 in collaboration with the Inverness Outlander Group, to provide an exciting annual programme of talks, tours, special demonstrations, traditional skills, and living history.
Joann Hopkins, Associate Operations Manager for High Life Highland, said: “Similar to last year, visitors will be able to wander through the Highland Folk Museum while re-enactments of what life would have been like in the 1700s take place by ‘inhabitants’ of the Township around them, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, pole lathing, and more.
“Grantown Museum will also be present on the day so that visitors can dress up and have their photograph taken in period costume for the authentic 18th century Township experience. As ever, members of the public are also invited to join in on our friendly costume competition.
“We are pleased to be welcoming back Maggie Craig, author of several historical novels set in Scotland, who will be sharing the story of ‘The Scottish Jacobite Doctor Who Became an American Hero’ and staying for book signing opportunities.
“Our popular ‘waulking group’, Comhlan Luadh Bhàideanach, will also be there – and have recently gone viral on social media thanks to a repost from Diana Gabaldon herself! These viral videos are viewable on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.
“Last year, we had hundreds of visitors for Outlander Day, and we expect it to be just as busy this year. We ask visitors to please be mindful of car parking availability throughout the day, so that everyone has the chance to experience this special event.”
Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s CEO, added: “Highland Folk Museum’s ‘Outlander Day’ will no doubt be a busy and successful event that celebrates Scottish culture and history.
“High Life Highland is proud to be collaborating with Inverness Outlander Group to make an event like this possible, attracting audiences from around the globe to visit and participate. I hope everyone attending has a fantastic time.”
Highland Folk Museum is managed and maintained by High Life Highland, and uniquely, is Britain’s first open-air museum. There are over 35 historical buildings onsite to explore and discover how people in the Highlands lived as far back as 1700s.
Entry to ‘Outlander Day’ and to the museum itself is completely free, but donations play a vital part in helping to improve the experience of the area and the Highland Folk Museum is grateful for any contributions towards this.
Donations are accepted in person at the museum by cash or card, and there is also an online donations portal available for use at any time by using the following link: https://high-life-highland.myshopify.com/collections/donate/products/hfm-donations