Outlander fans — I know you’re out there. I am a big fan of Diana Gabaldon and Outlander. I read her books 20 years ago, so when I visited Scotland I had to visit the cities and sights she mentioned in her books. I wanted to trace the tracks and times of Jaime and Claire, not only because I loved the writing in Outlander, but the historical fiction is so close to my own personal ancestors’ history is was uncanny. Even to the migration to the Americas. I felt a kinship to this story. So when I arrived in Inverness and settled into my little bed and breakfast (Hint: it was phenomenal! You always need to go B&B in Scotland, you meet the nicest people that way) I immediately got out my map and looked up where the ring of stones might be located and where the Culloden battlefield was.
Stepping on the Culloden Battlefield you immediately feel the spirits; you know the pain and anguish that transpired here. You really can’t speak while you’re on the grounds. It is a little overwhelming the emotions that you feel while walking the grounds and seeing the stones placed for each clan.