‘Sing me a song of a lass that is gone’, the beautiful opening lyrics of The Skye Boat Song. A Scottish folk song, well known now thanks to it’s use as the theme tune for Outlander. If you haven’t been caught up in the incredible story yet, there’s time to catch up. It’s a tale that brings together romance, adventure, history and science fiction – and it is a magical combination.
The epic love story begins with Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 being mysteriously swept back into 1743. She’s forced to marry the handsome, brave and romantic Highland warrior, James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser – Jamie to his friends. They fall in love in the midst of the Jacobite Rebellion and the dangers that come with those times. The sweeping Scottish scenery is another reason to watch too.
Now, Outlander took an extended break after it’s last series, leading to a difficult period of time known as droughtlander. It was a dark time for many of us, missing Jamie from our lives…OK, Claire too we suppose! So here at the Dunstane Houses we figured we’d need something in case a tragedy like drought-lander ever struck Edinburgh again. Then we found Andy. One of Jamie Fraser’s kin who, with his unique insider knowledge of the TV show, it’s filming locations and the history of the Highlanders, is perfect to fill the Outlander shaped hole in your heart.
This is no “box-ticking” tour that Andy has laid on for us. This is a tour that sees you picked up from the hotel, by Andy, in full Highland dress, and transported around Edinburgh and more to filming locations and some of Scotland’s most infamous sites.
The full Highlander package includes:
- Two nights Bed and full Scottish breakfast in one of The Dunstane Houses newly refurbished luxury rooms
- Andy! He will pick you up in full Jacobite dress including Lallybroch plaid, swords, dirks, targe, pistols, and flintlock musket – just in case you encounter any marauding rival clans!
- Transportation – pickup and drop off from Dunstane House
- Whisky to toast the day on the steps of Lallybroch
- As many photos as you like with Andy
- Bottled water and snacks
Prices start from £399.00 per person for our two night break and you can book here.
Find out more about Andy the Highlander and his tours here
Photo by @raphzeitoun