The Castle Hunter Hits the Jacobite Trail

Bonnie Prince Charlie and all that: The Scotlanders take on the Jacobite Trail challenge

 

We all know they had a Bonnie Prince, but who really were the Jacobites? The latest Scotlanders expedition brought us to almost every corner of Scotland in search of their stories. Outlander has brought the Risings to the international stage in spectacular fashion, with visitor numbers already reaching all-time highs at certain filming sites. In that spirit we took to the Jacobite Trail, a new network of 26 sites with connections to all eras and sides of the Jacobite Risings. From war-torn castles and somber battlefields to marvels of nature like Glencoe, it’s a marvellous journey.

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Robert Burns in Scotland

The Scotlanders on the Burns Trail

January is that time of year when one of our most famous sons steps in to hog the tourism limelight and haggis sales go through the roof! Robert Burns was an awful lot more than just a poet and his works and influence have been endlessly studied and admired over the centuries. Despite the plethora of statues of him around the world and the fact that Auld Lang Syne is second only to ‘Happy Birthday’ as the most sung piece of work in existence, he was in reality a relatively simple man. Being so close to the source we’re fortunate then to be able to walk in his footsteps, frequent his favourite spots and reflect on his inspirations.

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