Fort George #ScotsMagOutlander Stop 1


The first stop on our #ScotsMagOutlander tour was Fort George

 

Located on a promontory into the Moray Firth, Fort George is certainly an imposing structure.

The base was one of the measures introduced to suppress Jacobite ambitions after the nearby Battle of Culloden. It was intended as the main garrison fortress in the Scottish Highlands, but took 22 years to complete! By then the Jacobite threat had subsided, and the base has, as yet, never fired a single shot in anger.

Today it is open to the public and houses Scotland’s largest regimental museum outside Edinburgh. Take a wander around the garrison (the size of five football pitches!) guided by the fascinating audio tour, information boards and exhibits. The views are incredible, and you can sometimes see dolphins playing in the Moray Firth.

Take a look through the gallery from our visit, and find out more in David’s live Periscope video below.

 

 

 

 

For Fort George opening hours and information, visit the Historic Environment Scotland website here.