Artist-led Outlander Art Experience 2021

Artist-led sketchbook journaling tour of Outlander locations in Scotland
Dates: 27 June – 8 July 2021
Tutors: Nicky Sanderson & guest tutors
Location: various locations, with Linlithgow (by Edinburgh) and Inverness as accommodation bases
Cost: £3130 per person, based on two sharing a room (plus £690 for single occupancy)

There’s only one thing that’s better than a tour of Outlander filming locations in Scotland…our Outlander Art Experience! Join us on this 12-day Outlander-themed art and history tour of Scotland and really connect with the land where Jamie and Claire travelled through centuries and lived their love that knew no time nor borders.

With your sketchbook journal in hand, feel the creative flow as we visit Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Culross (Cranesmuir), the Battlefield of Culloden, Jamie’s Printshop in Edinburgh and much, much more.

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Drawing and painting facilitate contact with reality and create a strong bond with places – something that’s more difficult to experience during conventional travel. The stronger the emotion, the deeper it will be remembered in your mind. We work with watercolours, charcoal, graphite and other materials, and integrate treasures we find on our journey, such as oak leaves or feathers.

I loved the Outlander Art Experience. We saw all the obvious Outlander locations and many more. We learned about the Jacobites and Scottish Folklore and Printing and 18thC Herbal Medicine. It was outstanding! Wild at Art Scotland will give you a unique look at the scenery and history of Scotland and you will have such a great time you will be anxious to return. {Diana, California, Outlander Art Experience 2019}

The tour includes a printmaking workshop with Jan Baxandall at Highland Print Studio in Inverness and we’ve built in elements of creative writing which will help you turn your sketchbook into your own personal Outlander-inspired story. To enrich your creative time-travel experience further, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn about herbal remedies used by Claire and Geillis in a session with Scottish herbalist Anna Canning in Culross (Cranesmuir). A truly authentic experience from which you will leave inspired and refreshed!

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Cost & inclusions

Cost: £3130 per person, based on two sharing (plus £690 to have a double room to yourself).

This includes:

  • Artist-guided tour of Outlander filming locations (sketchbook journaling, variety of media)
  • 11 nights in luxury accommodation (9 nights at Champany Inn in Linlithgow; 2 nights at Glenmoriston Townhouse hotel in Inverness)
  • 11 full Scottish breakfasts (different dietary requests catered for)
  • Welcome reception with Prosecco
  • Welcome three course evening meal at the Champany Inn, with coffee/tea and wine, on arrival night
  • Farewell three course evening meal at the Champany Inn, with coffee/tea and wine, on the last night
  • Half-day Printmaking workshop at Highland Print Studio in Inverness, including all materials
  • Herbal walk at Culross Palace Gardens followed by herbalist session, led by Scottish herbalist Anna Canning, including all materials
  • Group transport (combination of minibus transport and public transport, in line with our Responsible Travel policy)
  • Entry fees to most properties visited as part of the tour
  • Custom-made sketchbook and some art materials
  • Workshop venue hire
  • Pre-travel information pack (by email)
  • Wild at Art canvas bag for carrying art materials
  • Some surprises!!
  • A member of the Wild at Art team will accompany the group to ensure you’re well looked after 🙂

This art holiday starts and finishes in Linlithgow (20 mins from Edinburgh Airport). If you’d like to arrive a bit earlier or stay some extra nights after the Wild at Art vacation we can assist you with finding accommodation. Our hotel Champany Inn and other local hotels are extremely busy at that time of year, so please let us know your requirements as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Not included: flights to and from Scotland; meals other than those listed above. Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost (approx. £60 return from Edinburgh Airport, contact us for quote from Glasgow). Guests are required to take out personal travel insurance. A non-refundable deposit of £500 secures your space.

Reserve your space!

Kirsten's sketchbook

Scotland is undoubtedly the star of ‘Outlander.’ I’m so proud of the country and all it has to offer. {Sam Heughan}

Henrietta sketching at Hopetoun4