Published: 14/05/2018 13:00 - Updated: 11/05/2018 11:21

New map shows the way for Outlander's many fans

Written byNeil MacPhail

 

Inverness Outlanders group, from left Sinead Robertson, Julie Mutch, Lisa Davies and Carol Ann McRitchie, display the map outside Abertarff House, Church Street, which is featured in one of the books. Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No: 041052
Inverness Outlanders group, from left Sinead Robertson, Julie Mutch, Lisa Davies and Carol Ann McRitchie, display the map outside Abertarff House, Church Street, which is featured in one of the books. Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No: 041052
THE Outlander phenomenon shows no sign of abating, and the hit British-American TV drama series continues to attract thousands of fans to Inverness and the Highlands.

 

Local B&Bs, guest houses and hotels were continually being asked by guests where they could find locations involving the city and surrounds, and this led to Inverness Outlander Map being launched.

The map show the many local locations used in American writer Diana Gabaldon’s books and the TV series, and also carries a wealth of information about the places, and excerpts from Gabaldon’s books. Series four launches in November and the go-ahead has been given for a further two.

Outlander is based on a World War II nurse who in 1945 finds herself transported back to Scotland in 1743 and during the Jacobite risings.

Sinead Robertson of Inverness Outlanders fan group said a map had been talked about for years, and last year at Inverness Highland Games it was born.

Sinead said: “We had a stand there, and one of the group had a ‘makey-up’ map which was very well received. Then B&Bs began asking us if there was an Outlander map for the many fans staying with them.

“Inverness events manager Gerry Reynolds linked us with Scottish Provincial Press who were more than happy to help our idea come to a reality through getting sponsorship.

“Diana Gabaldon gave us her blessing and permission to use some quotes from the book series on the map. We thank her for all the support she gives to Outlander fans.”

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