Digital audio tour brings Inverness Outlander map to life
A NEW Inverness Outlanders digital audio tour will help visitors to Inverness and Outlander fans from all over the world totally immerse themselves in Diana Gabaldon’s Highland epic book series.
Visitors can use their smartphone and the free Geotourist app to uncover more about key Outlander landmarks dotted across the Inverness area.
Gabaldon has described it as fabulous.
The Outlander series has inspired a fierce loyalty among fans, including the Inverness Outlanders.
The Inverness Outlanders recognise the increased interest in the city, inspired by Outlander, and created a map so that other fans and visitors can enjoy the locations for themselves.
The tour walks visitors through Inverness, demonstrating the city’s role in Gabaldon’s series of novels, before helping visitors to access points of interest around Inverness, including Culloden battlefield and the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer.
The Outlander story creates a rich tapestry of an intoxicating love story set against a backdrop of historical fact and a way of life which was once considered daily normality in the Highlands.
Many fans access the time-hopping romance through the TV adaptation.
A spokeswoman for the Inverness Outlander group said: “We are very pleased to have this audio app to accompany our paper map.
"It will give Outlander fans visiting Inverness a unique experience to find out about some of the real history behind the Outlander story created by Diana Gabaldon.
"We would like to thank Geotourist and Scottish Provincial Press for helping us to turn our idea into a reality.”
Shaon Talukder, Geotourist founder and chief executive officer, said: “We are a storytelling app, so we are thrilled that one of the most original yet well-loved stories of modern times now has a home on the Geotourist app.
"Testament to the depth of feeling that Diana Gabaldon has inspired in millions of readers around the world is the fact that the Inverness Outlanders have chosen to promote the story and the region under their own initiative.”