The Scotlanders are tackling the effects of “droughtlander” with a unique challenge
On Saturday, August 26, the Scottish travel bloggers will attempt to travel hundreds of miles and visit nearly 30 filming locations of the popular TV show.
From Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway up to the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, and from Troon in Ayrshire across to Preston Mill in East Lothian, the Scotlanders will use the VisitScotland Outlander locations map to follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire.
The six Scotlanders will set off in pairs at 8 am on Saturday, August 26. By 6pm the following day, they hope to have taken in 28 sites that feature in the time travel drama, the third series of which will be available on Amazon Prime Video on September 11.
“The phenomenal success of Outlander and the popularity of set-jetting is having a fantastic impact on Scottish tourism,” said Jenni Steele from VisitScotland. “With the third series just around the corner, now is the perfect time to lay down this unique challenge to the Scotlanders.”
When they regroup at Doune Castle – the Historic Environment Scotland property near Stirling which doubles for the fictional Castle Leoch – the group will have clocked up more than 700 miles between them.
“This is our first Outlander campaign and we can’t wait to get started,” said Neil from The Scotlanders. “We all share a passion for Scotland and love promoting it. Hopefully our challenge will give the army of Outlander fans a distraction while we count down the days to the start of series three.”
Track the Scotlanders’ progress on Saturday with the #Scotlanders hashtag on Twitter, and check back here in the following week for Neil’s round-up blog of the best bits!