Travel back through time – Outlander style

Join us in the stunningly beautiful Highlands of Scotland for a special and unique experience:
Tour the famous Outlander locations and Jacobite Rebellion sites of the Highlands,
combined with an in-depth journey back through time into your own past lives.

For Individuals and Couples

Embark upon an immense journey of self-discovery…

  • Reconnect with past life experiences.
  • Explore your past life and current Soulmate experiences.
  • Identify physical ailments you have, which may be
    remnants of past life experiences.
  • Explore unresolved emotions which have carried through into this lifetime, creating fears or beliefs which you have been unable to explain.
  • Acknowledge and embrace the key lessons learned through those lives.

You can read about my own past life story, and my ties to Scotland and the Battle of Culloden here.

We all have a Soulmate family. These are multiple souls with whom you are destined to travel gathering your soul’s lessons. These lessons are far greater than this lifetime’s incarnation. You will meet your Soulmate family in many different forms through your various lives.

When deep intimate love is established between Soulmates, they can delve into several incarnations together. They have many lessons to learn, some of which can be fraught with challenges. Our Soulmate’s purpose is often to bring us face to face with everything that needs to be healed within us. It’s through healing this pain we unlock our growth and begin to understand our journey at its deepest level.
Andy and Di's wedding in Outlander country by Loch NessWe will be exploring all of this in depth and provide a safe and supportive environment for your journey to unfold. We are Di and Andy Nicholson, husband and wife team, passionate about our journey. Our souls have shared many lifetimes and lessons together, and guided us both home to the Highlands of Scotland to heal the past. You can read our story further down this page.

You will be welcomed into our home in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. We live in Culloden, Inverness, in Outlander territory, where the famous Battle of Culloden was fought in 1746. We will be there to collect you from the airport and we’ll take care of everything during your stay with us – your meals, overnight accommodation and trips out to visit places steeped in history.

We will take you to visit some of the places which are not only key in the best-selling Outlander novel, but in our past lives too –  places such as Culloden Battlefield, Culloden House, the Prisoners’ Stone and Loch Ness. We’ll visit Clava Cairns, the Standing Stones just behind the Battlefield. You can see Andy’s photos of some of these places here.

The Outlander Past Lives Experience includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation – double bed and view over the Moray Firth.
  • Private bathroom.
  • All meals and refreshments.
  • Fresh towels, hairdryer and luxury bathrobe(s).
  • Hi-speed Wi-Fi.
  • A fully comprehensive workbook, charting your journey, past and present.
  • Our Outlander trips out.
  • Collection from Inverness Airport, and return there for your journey home.

The Outlander Past Lives Experience, fully inclusive of everything above, is:

£997 for an individual.
£1,745 for a couple.

Flights are not included – there are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports.

Our Home, Our Food and Our Local Area…

Our Home – our home is perfect for this experience. Our living/dining/kitchen area is 60 square metres of space, laid out with plenty of reclining sofas, a dining table and breakfast bar, all of which accommodates us perfectly. Our living room has double patio doors leading out onto a large south facing sunny patio, with plenty of seating, a vegetable garden, and a bench at the top of the garden with the most incredible view…

Our Guest Bedroom is situated in quiet part of our home and has its own bathroom, which will be exclusively yours during your stay with us. Our bedroom and bathroom is at the opposite end of the house, so you will have complete privacy and no one in any adjoining bedroom. We provide fresh towels, a bathrobe, hairdryer and high speed internet access.

The Food – We will send you a menu plan before you arrive, so you can choose the main evening meals and various accompaniments you’d like to enjoy during your stay with us. Wine or beer is included with your evening meal too.

For Photos of your Breakthrough Experience environment and the full menus for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, click on this link: Our Home, our Food and Our Local Area.

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My journey back in time…

The meaning of ‘Outlander’ is: a foreigner, a stranger. I am an Outlander here in Scotland in this lifetime, but that wasn’t always the case.

I’m Diane Nicholson. I’ve had several past lives, as I believe we all have. I remember many of them, but one was to shape the events that unfolded in this life-time too…

Loch Ness, DoresIt’s always been evident to me that my ties to Scotland, to Culloden in particular, ran deep in my soul. The first time I came here aged around 20, I cried most of the way back to London in the car. The pull to come back refused to leave me. I couldn’t watch a Scottish film or documentary without crying or feeling overwhelm and recognition. One year later in 1989, I bought a new home here. This home was being built on a plot of land right on the edge of Culloden Woods and mid-way between Culloden House and Culloden Battlefield.

Everyone told me that I was crazy to leave a well-paid job in finance in the City of London to move 570 miles north to the Highlands of Scotland. I was afraid, of course I was, but to me, not coming felt crazy. I had no idea why, I just had to come here.

The first place I worked when I moved here was at Culloden House Hotel. I didn’t know it at the time, but this was where the Jacobite troops gathered the night before the battle. Far more was to follow…

I’m South African by birth, and moved to Ireland, Wales, London and then here to Scotland aged 22. My family have never had any ties with Scotland.

However, ten years after moving here my mother called me and asked “Are you sitting down Di?” I said yes, and she proceeded to tell me that she’d had a professional family tree done, and my direct ancestors on her side of the family were living right here in Culloden, not just Inverness, but Culloden, at the time of the Battle in 1746 – the place and time of Jamie and Claire’s Outlander story. Just like Jamie and Claire fled to France in Outlander, my ancestors absconded and left for Ireland directly after the battle. The family tree traces my mother’s family through those centuries to present times.

When I moved to Ireland aged 9, I had a natural affinity for Gaelic. For a young South African girl newly in an Irish school, I came top of my class repeatedly in Gaelic. I had no idea why, as I had no such affinity for any other languages. Somehow, Gaelic seemed to pass a language barrier with me.

I remained in my home in Culloden for 17 years until 2007 when I met Andy. The way we connected was so perfectly timed and synchronized, it felt like something greater than us.

The story of how Andy and I found one another while thousands of miles apart, then met just one week later, made the national press. I moved to Warwickshire to live and work with him, and he moved over from Austria where he had been working for 2 years.

I had found my soulmate, but my heart yearned for Scotland. Through those 5 years away from the Highlands I could not bring myself to sell my home in Culloden.

In 2013, something amazing happened. I was able to move back into my Culloden home; this time my soulmate came back with me. This was something I would never have believed possible, but it proved to me that dreams really can come true. He brought me home to Scotland, but neither of us realised at the time that we were in fact both coming home. I can’t even begin to express the joy I felt at being back in the Highlands again.

For years I wasn’t able to remember specific details of my past life here in Scotland, which was strange because I’d had no problem remembering other lives in other places. Still, I intuitively knew that I had lived here, and that it had been as a man, yet clear recollection remained hazy. I would visit certain places and feel a strong recognition that I had been there before, but in a very different capacity. I would feel such a deep sadness in certain places that I didn’t know how to explain to the people I was with why tears were rolling down my face. I was able to list all the places I knew I’d been connected to, whilst having no such recognition or feeling with other places.

The Battle of Culloden memorial cairnThen, after a series of quite incredible co-incidences over a short period of time, everything fell into place. The moment it dawned is ingrained in my memory. From there, like a domino effect, each piece of the puzzle unfolded one by one. I came to remember my life here. I remembered who I was, who I am. I fought as a Jacobite in the Battle of Culloden. I remember it clearly, and many other things about my life in the Highlands too. All of the places I’d visited that held memory for me were indeed places I had been. I spent weeks in a state of awe as everything began to sink in.

So much tied together that it’s left me humbled by just how immense our journeys really are, and by just how strongly our intuition and inner-knowing can guide us. It’s left Andy feeling the same.

The birthmark on my body is precisely where I was wounded in that battle. I’ve always been weak in that area of my body, and now I understand why.

The craziest thing of all… Culloden is not a large area, so it’s very likely that I would have met my own ancestors when they lived here.

Andy lived here in Scotland during that lifetime with me. He did not fight in the battle of Culloden. However, I was present in another lifetime and country when he did fight in battle, and it was devastating to see. I carried a great deal of pain with me because of that, yet until I’d been able to understand and heal that pain, I hadn’t known why I’d had such strong responses when I’d seen similar situations in the movies or on the news, or why I held such a fear of losing him again. It allowed me to release those fears, and the freedom and peace I feel as a result is immense.

Our souls and journey have been entwined for many lessons on one incredibly beautiful journey.  It is too long a journey to explain in much more depth here…

I believe that we all have these journeys. Mine has guided me home to heal the past; a healing and a release that needed to take place. Now that I can remember, I have been able to heal and understand in far greater depth who I am. So much makes sense to me now.

From the first week we began Outlander: The Past Lives Experience, we began receiving emails from people all over the world, who felt a similar connection to Scotland.