You know you’re going to be in for a good day when your tour guide is wearing a kilt. I’d booked a one-day ‘Outlander Adventure’ tour with Rabbie’s the moment I secured my leave dates with work – getting train tickets and a hotel could wait! There are plenty of guided tours out there, but I’ve been following Rabbie’s on social media for a while now and liked the cut of their jib – quality, varied, fascinating tours with a sense of humour. There was humour aplenty from the offset as our guide – Ewan – took us through the itinerary for the day as we nestled in our comfortable leather seats aboard the 16-seater shiny coach that would be our carriage for the day as we travelled across “Outlander” country. Taking in a good selection of filming locations used in season one of the hit Starz TV show – including Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Blackness Castle (Fort William), Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison), Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), and Culross (Cranesmuir) – the international band of Outlander fans on board the coach were escorted swiftly and expertly between each location, with time to explore and soak up the atmosphere of each historical venue (with a quick trip via the gift shop) before we re-boarded our transport to the next location. Our travel time between locations was enlivened and enriched by Ewan’s “Outlander” related facts (and nice wee snippets of music from the TV show), plus helpful historical references and useful local information (including the best places to eat and drink), and funny bletherings about everything from Harry Potter books translated into Scotch, to what the new Scottish national anthem might be in the future – and to top it all off he threw in a mini Gaelic lesson! As we disembarked back in Edinburgh, with the sun beginning to set, I took Ewan’s advice to see the sunset view from the top of Calton Hill and ended a day full of happy sighs by sighing contentedly once more at the view across this beautiful city as the long rays of the sun dipped below the horizon. A braw guide, a bonnie adventure, a terrific tour – thank you Rabbie’s!