Diana Gabaldon backs Inverness Outlander map

Author Diana Gabaldon has given her blessing to a new Outlander map for Inverness which has been created by superfans of the book and television series.

The Outlander map for Inverness details sites mentioned in the book series as well as historic places linked to the Jacobite story. PIC: Sony Pictures Television 2018.

Fan group Inverness Outlanders was given permission by the writer to use a number of references from her works for the publication.

The map is now being distributed around the Highland capital to take locals and visitors through some of the historic sites mentioned in Gabaldon’s books.

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Locations relevant to the broader Jacobite story are also listed.

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A spokeswoman for Inverness Outlanders said: “We got in touch with Diana Gabaldon to tell her about our idea . She gave us her blessing and also permission to use some quotes from the Outlander book series on the map.

“We can’t thank Diana Gabaldon enough for all the support she gives to Outlander fans.”

Inverness Outlanders said the idea of such a map was first raised more than 20 years ago.

Locations on the map include Beauly Priory, Corrimony Chambered Cairn, Tomnahurich Hill, Ness Walk and the village of Balnain, which each site referenced to the book they appear in.

Historic spots linked to the Jacobite story are also included, such as Leakey’s Bookshop in Inverness, which was used as a temporary hospital during the 1745 Uprising.

The map has now been produced in conjunction with Scottish Provincial Press with an audio version also to be created.