Thursday, 24 January 2019

2019 Season - What's new

There's snow on the ground and all is frozen and still as I write this post, thinking of the coming season of touring Outlander across Scotland.

The tour dates are up and open on the website Jamie and Claire Tour.

This year we will have an additional guide, for your touring pleasure.  Hamish Douglas Burgess.

Hamish on our Borders Tour 2018 - he's a keeper!

Hamish brings his interests and skills to those of Scot and I: he's a piper, a Celtic artist and hosts a few Maui Celtic Radio show, broadcast in various places around the world.
Yup, he lives on Maui, in Hawai'i, when he's not touring with The Irish Rovers as photographer, visiting Celtic festivals to interview musos for his show, or working on art commissions.  Busy man!

Almost as busy as me.  This year we have lots more scheduled two day OTT (Outlander TV Tours) along with the eight day Jamie and Claire Tour which also visits quite a few TV locations along with the book locations and experiences that it is famous for.

As ever, there's two hundred posts here from previous tours and the latest, most frequent updates are to be found on the Faceache page .

I hope we see you this year on tour. 
Le meas, Samantha Nic Choinneach

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The new Opt-In

You might be aware that New European regulations mean that companies are all taking care to make sure that people whose email addresses etc we have still want to hear from us.  It's called GDPR legislation.  You'll be getting lots of "resubscribe" emails this month from companies you have bought stuff off or whose newsletters you have asked to receive.

Both Scot and I (separate businesses) will be renewing our list of past clients (friends) and blog followers.

Scot first.  If you want to update your email address, or subscribe for the first time to his very infrequent emails you can go to his new "opt-in form".


There you'll get emails once or twice a year about tours, music releases, Scottish History, the coming book...

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Outlander TV and Off-book custom tour

Here's a few photos from the private, family tour this weekend, which was part Outlander and part Anything-else-that's-cool.

Leoch in the Snow

Erika pets a Kelpie

On the new Starz film set for season 4.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

First tour of the 2018 Season

First Outlander Tour of the season tomorrow, and it's in the snow! I'm so glad our guests have chosen to come to Scotland in the winter. It's sooo beautiful and so very few travelers see it in its winter raiment.

Used by Starz for...

Ready to Go
We'll be taking the guests to the chapel above, used by Starz for a night scene.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Journey to the Western Isles

Day 1
Journey to the Western Isles Tour, 2017.  We seek the Old Woman Of The Hills, A'Chailleach, Bringer of Storms.  We climb to her high meadow at the foot of her home, Ben Nevis.

Scot is leading a pilgrimage to the western isles with, appropriately, Seachd Chaillich, seven wise women.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

J&C 2018 Dates now open


2018 dates for the Jamie and Claire Tour (including the Outlander TV Tour) are now up on the website.

DON'T FORGET to hit Refresh (F5 on the top row of your keyboard) to refresh the page to the latest version.

Sunday, 25 June 2017


Strange goings on in the Borders, from a time past, we think.  Did we stumble through the stones?

Day four of the Borders Tour 2017 and as you can see, we have been to the coast, but the ocean was away.   We have seen rare beasts in the wild, we have eaten amazing sea-food, we have heard the abbey bells call us to Evensong, we have stormed a couple of castles.  Tomorrow, we meet the Romans.  What have they ever done for us?