Have you ever wondered what the Outlander filming and book locations were like back in the 1740s? A couple of years ago, we invested in one very large historic map which documented the whole of Scotland in the 1740s – every town, every road, every property. It’s an incredible resource and we want to share some of its wonderful secrets with you.

Diane Nicholson will be hosting this live Virtual Tour of 1740’s Scotland, which will take you back in time to visit 17 locations. For each location we will show you the historic map location from the 1740s, and then we’ll take you on a virtual tour of that location now, comparing one against the other. Using a combination of videos and photos, you’ll see how much, or in many cases, how little these places have actually changed over the last 270 years.

The Tour is packed with interesting information – historic and Outlander related.

The Virtual Tour includes a visit to:

  • Eight well known Outlander filming locations based around Fife, near Edinbugh.
  • Seven Outlander book locations, based around Inverness and the Highlands.
  • One historic location, involved in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.
  • One very special location for Outlander fans…

If you love historic maps, Scottish history and Outlander, then this tour is for you…

The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours (90 minutes).

Numbers are limited so we can all engage in open chat and Q&A at the end of the virtual tour presentation.

* Please note this Virtual Tour was created specifically for those who are unable to visit Scotland this year, so booking is only open to those based outside of the United Kingdom as places are limited.

Our next Virtual Tour of 1740’s Scotland will be held:

Sunday 27 September 2020:

9.00am UK time (would suit AUS/NZ time zones) PLACES AVAILABLE

4.30pm UK time (would suit USA/CAN time zones) SOLD OUT

Sunday 18 October 2020:


Below is the current date and time in the UK

Fantastic 'Tour'! I really enjoyed your enthusiasm and knowledge and your love of Scotland and Outlander. I look forward to more virtual tours! Diane and Andy are wonderful hosts. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Helen Haines

Thank you so much for the fantastic Virtual Tour this morning!! I learned so much!!

Laurie Weiser

I so enjoyed this virtual tour today. So detailed, and so many interesting facts about Scottish history as well as Outlander locations. Thanks so much Di and Andy!

Michelle Arbuckle

Just finished the 1740's Virtual Tour of Scotland. It was so wonderful to finally meet Diane and Andy. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more of the history of Scotland and visuals tied in with the map/photos. Thank you for putting together such an informative tour!

Angela Brannan

Hi Di and Andy, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you both ever so much for this afternoon's virtual tour. I loved it and have been thinking about it since it ended.


Hello Di and Andy! I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed my virtual tour of Scotland today!


Really enjoyed the virtual tour - thank you!!


The Virtual Tour of 1740’s Scotland is £10, which is approximately $12 USD, €11, $17 CAD, $19 AUD or $20 NZD

If you’re based outside the United Kingdom, to book your place on the tour, please do so using the booking widget below. Please ensure you choose the correct time to suit your time zone. You will receive an automatic receipt on payment, and then you’ll receive full instructions on how to attend the live Virtual Tour the day before the tour takes place.

If you do not receive either of these e-mails then please check your spam filter and/or junk email folder. If for any reason you don’t receive the link to attend the tour the day before the tour, then please contact us via either the chat widget on our website (ideally) or message us via our Facebook page. Please also let us know if you cannot attend for any reason.


The tour is held on a platform called Zoom. You will receive a link to attend by email the day before the tour. You do not require any paid subscription with Zoom to attend the tour (we take care of that part).

Please note that if you decide not to attend the tour, we wouldn’t be able to issue a refund, as there would be a significant amount of administration involved for us in doing so. We hope you understand.

To see our Seven Day Outlander Tours of Scotland, click here…