In 2014 our 1700s Highland Township was used as a filming location for the hugely successful TV series ‘Outlander’. Based on the popular books by Diana Gabaldon, the series has a cult following and many fans have been visiting the Highland Folk Museum as part of a Scottish tour taking in the sights and locations from the show. From 2015 onwards we have held our ‘Outlander Day’ each year in conjunction with the Inverness Outlanders. Lots of traditional skills are on display, including spinning & weaving, waulking the cloth and cooking.
Outlander Day 2019 – Saturday 8th June
Come and join us once again for a celebration of all things Outlander! There will be traditional skills and living history throughout the Township all day with a number of special demos and talks as well. Don’t forget to take a selfie with Jamie and Claire (our cardboard versions of course!!)
Programme of talks and activities
11.00: Dying and Weaving in the 1700s
Marion Smart; Heritage Attendant, Highland Folk Museum
11:45: Interesting Time, Interesting People: The Men and Women of the ‘45
Maggie Craig; Author including “Damn Rebel Bitches—the Women of the 45” and “Bare-Arsed Banditti the Men of the ‘45”
Following this talk Maggie will be doing a book signing
12:30: Waulking the Cloth Demonstration and a chance to have a go!
Come and enjoy the Badenoch Waulking Group; as featured in Series 1 Episode 5 of Outlander!
14:00: Swords and Sticks
Ewan and Sandy McPherson, Clan McPherson Museum
15:00 Fancy Dress Competition Results
All talks and demonstrations will be held in the township
Thanks go to Outlandish UK for lending us the life sized Jamie and Claire and to the Inverness Outlanders for all their help and support! Thanks to Maggie Craig and Ewan and Sandy McPherson, (Clan McPherson Museum) for their support of the event and to the Highland Folk Museum team for all their hard work.
Thank you to all our visitors for supporting Outlander Day!
Just beware the redcoats!!