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Who is heading to Scotland this year?

Be sure to take in some of these breathtaking historical sites!

2017 is marked as Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The tourist season is in full swing and with their visitor count of 14.6 million annually increasing, we can only anticipate that these numbers will continue to grow especially with Outlander now airing in the UK!

HES is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland's historic environment. They are responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance! Today we will spotlight on eight of these sites that carry our Outlander merchandise.

Aberdour Castle and Terrace 

Click here to learn more about Scotland's possibly oldest standing castle. 

View of Bridge of Sighs with Glasgow Cathedral in the background, Glasgow Necropolis

Click here to see where Scotland’s largest city first began to take shape.

General view of the main entrance to Edinburgh Castle, from the Esplanade

Click here to explore this mighty fortress that dominated Scotland's capital city skyline for centuries.

General view of the principal bridge, drawbridge and entrance, Fort George

Click here to explore one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe.

Visitors exploring Doune Castle

AbbyShot's owner, Bonnie described the feeling as mystical and surreal when she and Leanne, our designer, entered Doune Castle for the first time. To know that you could be standing on the very spot where Jamie might have stood left one a little breathless.

The Gift Shop at Doune Castle

General view of Blackness Castle from the West

Click here to find out how Blackness Castle stood in for Fort William in series one of the TV show Outlander.

View of Linlithgow Palace from across the Loch

Click here to explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

General view of Urquhart Castle from Loch Ness

Discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history centered on the Great Glen.

Historic Environment Scotland is aiming to get the nation more engaged than ever with their past!

They will be celebrating their first Heritage Awareness Day on the 6th of October. Let's help keep Scotland's history alive. 

More information on the Outlander Film Locations

Have you or someone you know visited any of these spectacular sites? We would love to see your photos and hear about your experiences. Please feel free to share them below in the comments or email us at info@abbyshot.com.


For more information on Historic Environment Scotland, follow them on:

Twitter: @HistEnvScot | @welovehistory

Facebook: Historic Environment Scotland | Historic Scotland

Blogs: Historic Environment Scotland | Historic Scotland Chain Mail

For further information

Ali George
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
Direct Line: 0131 668 8714
Mobile: 07583 018 790

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