May 5 2021 Love Letter 2 Scotland For the month of May, WeeBox sweeps you away to the land that inspired Diana Gabaldon’s epic saga, Outlander! Just like Claire, the World War II nurse of Gabaldon’s Outlander books, embark on a journey back in time to 18th century Scotland – the time of the Jacobite risings, standing stones, clans and of course tartan. Our May ‘Outlander Inspired’ WeeBox brings the essence of ancient Scotland to your home with treasures to wear, taste and smell … however, we cannot guarantee that you will meet Jamie Fraser, the dashing 18th century Scottish Highlander! To help you immerse yourself in the mystical world of Outlander’s Scotland (especially while travel restrictions are still in place) we have curated a treasure trove of virtual experiences and a WeeSounds soundtrack to put you right in the middle of Jamie and Claire’s Scotland. Throughout the Outlander series, this Scottish love story takes us on a journey across the world but as we know, it all began here in Scotland. Starting with this video of Outlander Filming Locations in Scotland, you can see the background for so many iconic scenes in their full glory, some of them you might even have visited yourself!The beginning of Jamie and Claire’s epic love story was immeasurably shaped by the Battle of Culloden, and this virtual visit of the battleground really brings it to life and lets us imagine we’re right there fighting next to Jamie and his clan. Not only is this an immersive experience from home, it’s also narrated by none other than Graham McTavish (Scottish actor and author who plays Dougal Mackenzie in Outlander.) Want to discover more of Scotland? Here, this website is home to many more virtual tours of iconic Scottish locations – many of which feature in Outlander. Since season 1 of Outlander, fans have flocked to our shores to visit the country that inspired it. The ‘Outlander Effect’ is responsible for a huge surge in tourism and a growing industry around the hit TV series locations. During the pandemic, Scottish tourism has suffered a great deal but as Jamie Fraser undoubtedly proves, Scots are nothing if not resilient. As you know, we’re all about giving back to Scotland and supporting small Scottish businesses and we’ve found some tour guides who have moved their tour online, allowing those waiting patiently to visit Scotland the chance to experience the Scottish Outlander magic from the safety of your own home. Here are just a few, be sure to have a wee look! http://www.marysmeanders.co.uk/virtual-tour-and-experience/virtual-outlander-tour-of-scotland/ https://outlanderpastlives.com/banter-and-blether-with-andy-and-di/ https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/attractions/tv-film/outlander/ Let us take you on an Outlander journey. Immerse yourself in Jamie and Claire’s world with this month’s WeeSounds soundtrack. The perfect way to enjoy your May ‘Outlander Inspired’ WeeBox gifts!