Deanston Distillery

A little known location for series was Deanston Distillery. One of their warehouses was used as Jarrod’s warehouse in Le Harve.

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Deanston Distillery sits on the banks of River Teith eight miles north of Stirling. Deanston Distillery started life in 1785 as a cotton mill designed by Sir Richard Arkwright, and remained as such for 180 years until it was transformed into a distillery in 1966. The constant supply of pure water from the River Teith contributed to the decision to turn the mill into a distillery and Deanston is now the only distillery in Scotland to be self-sufficient in electricity, with power generated by an on-site hydro-energy facility. Deanston sits in the Highland single malt region of Scotland and produces whisky which is handmade by ten local craftsmen, un-chill filtered, natural colour and bottled at a strength of 46.3% ABV. Source – Deanston Distillery.

I could not take photos in the warehouse but here are some photos from outside.

Culloden House aka Touch House

Please note Touch House is a private house. Not open to the public. 

In the last two episodes many of the scenes have been focused on Culloden House – filmed at Touch House. Photo Source – Outlander Online

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Touch House is a country house located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Stirling in central Scotland. It stands at the foot of the Touch Hills, on the south side of the River Forth.   The house incorporates a 16th-century tower house, but its present form dates to the middle of the 18th century when the south facade was added, described by Historic Scotland  as “Probably the finest Georgian elevation in the County of Stirling.” Source – Touch House.

As I was in the area I went to have a quick look. It was raining so only managed a few photos. I don’t know if the house is open to the public though some of the buildings are used as a business centre.

Update – Touch House is a private residence though the stables are a business centre. The photos I took of the house are from the drive where I got a good view of the house without invading privacy.

Inverness College

I was watching the final this morning when Brianna and Roger go to the Inverness College. Photo Source – Outlander Online

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I nearly fell out of bed when I recognised the building as Pathfoot Building at University of Stirling. Well it just so happens that I along with my husband and son visited here today. In September my son will be studying English at University of Stirling and this is the main building he will be in. The building wasn’t open today – hope to get some internal shots on another visit. My son is blind so we were visiting today to practise routes around the campus.

Information on the building can be found on University of Stirling website.

 

Diana Gabaldon

At the end of November with my friend Jan and our lovely husbands we went to Stirling Castle to listen to and meet Diana Gabaldon. This was an event as part of Scottish Book Week. Diana was with the historian and new novelist Neil Oliver.

After discussion and questions both authors signed their books. Diana had time for everyone who spoke to her.