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.
In 2015 and 2016 the Highland Folk Museum held ‘Outlander Day’ in conjunction with the Inverness Outlanders. Lots of traditional skills were on display, including basket making, pole lathe, spinning&weaving and cooking were all on show.
Outlander Day 2017
Saturday 26th August
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
Welcome to Outlander Day in the Township. You can see weaving, dyeing and cooking as well as meet a Jacobite and a Redcoat. Dress up in 1700’s clothes for a photo and join in our programme of talks and demos.
12.00 Dying and Weaving in the 1700s
Marion Smart – Highland Folk Museum
13.00 Use of herbs in the 18thC
Claire MacKay – Herbalist and herbal advisor to Outlander.
14.00 Waulking the Cloth
Badenoch Waulking Group – featured in series 1 episode 5
15.00 Book Signing – Sarah Fraser
Author of “The Last Highlander” and “The Prince Who Would Be King”
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 also to Claire MacKay, Herbalist and to Sarah Fraser 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!!