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 2018
Saturday 9th 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: What would Jamie and Claire Wear?
Maureen Hammond; PhD Student: “Badenoch Textiles: Economy, Innovation and Identity in the Eighteenth Century”
11:30 Dyeing and Weaving in the 1700s
Marion Smart; Heritage Attendant, Highland Folk Museum
12:00 Waulking the Cloth
Badenoch Waulking Group; as featured in Series 1 Episode 5
14:00 Sarah Fraser
Author of “The Last Highlander” and “The Prince Who Would Be King” – Talk and book signing
15:00 Fancy Dress Competition Results
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 Sarah Fraser for her 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!!