Ladies of Pleasure in 18th Century Edinburgh…

Sex and, to a lesser extent, prostitution feature regularly in Outlander. Diana Gabaldon accurately reflects this side of 18th century society in her plots and her writing. Here, we reflect on some of the research that Diana might have done and the culture of the time that contributed to the storyline. We also uncover a…

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Andy’s Photobook

Andy’s Photobook of the Scottish Highlands. Best watched full screen, and with the music on. Ensure that you have adjusted the settings (the little wheel cog) to the highest quality HD setting on Youtube. We hope you enjoy it…

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Loch Ness at dawn…

Join Andy and Di for a 13 minute walk along the shores of Loch Ness at dawn. The peace and tranquility was tangible. The feeling of serenity overwhelming. Listen to the gentle lapping of the peaty Highland Loch, the crunch of the stones underfoot, and the call of the early morning birds… Bliss. Some of…

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Outlander – The Origins of the Fiery Cross

As Series Five of Outlander unfolds on our TV screens, we wanted to research and share with you what a Fiery Cross actually is/was. Setting the Scene The Fiery Cross book and series five focus on the lead up to the American Revolution, with Jamie ordered to raise a militia and oust the rebellion in…

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The Mystery of Balnain…

Pour yourself a cuppa and make yourself comfortable as we take you on a journey back through time… If you’re an Outlander fan you’ll know that Diana Gabaldon mentions Balnain in her book and it’s also in the TV Series. “Bean Tighearna Bhail’ ‘n Athain” or “The Woman of Balnain” is a Scottish Gaelic song…

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We live on Craigh na Dun…

Have you ever wondered whether Craigh na Dun really exists?… Hi there, I’m Di Nicholson. I’ve lived here in Culloden, Scotland, since 1990. I’m passionate about this beautiful part of the world, this incredible country and its history. Something astounding came to my attention just a few weeks ago after a visit to Highland Archive…

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Past Life Memories of Culloden…

Hi, I’m Di. Culloden is very close to my heart. If you’ve read my past life story you’ll understand why. I’ve lived here for the greater part of my life, in a little spot by the woods between Culloden House and Culloden Battlefield. I visit the Battlefield often. It’s not only somewhere I visit regularly…

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Capturing the Photographer…

Andy Nicholson’s been a keen photographer for many years, and it’s been an amazing journey to witness his photography becoming more and more stunning with each passing year. As his partner in life and work, I’ve witnessed how his perception has changed and adapted to allow him to capture the best shot possible. If you’d…

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