Highland Romance: or why Outlander Makes us Swoon
Scotland is just plain romantic. The churches, the mountains, the castles, and of course...MEN IN KILTS (swoon). This is probably why Diana Gabaldon chose to set her epic love story, Outlander, in Scotland. The story, for those not in the know, centers around Claire, an army nurse during World War 2 who travels back in time to the 18th Century where she meets James Fraser, a Scottish fugitive from the British army. Time travel, strong women, MEN IN KILTS. It doesn't get much more romantic. The series Wool tartan tie[/caption] has been made into a TV series for the Starz network, and as such has made us all fall in love. The costumes and scenery are big stars in the series, and there has been international clamor for clothing and accessories, so Outlander fans can keep a piece of their favorite romance with them, and perhaps feel a little like a Claire or Jamie themselves. Be a Claire! Hamilton and Young Standing stone pendant[/caption] Ingles Buchen, a renowned maker of plaids in Scotland, has created and exclusive licensed line of beautiful wool fabrics of both the Fraser and Mackenzie tartans, as well as a special Outlander tartan. These have been made into hats, shawls, ties, bow ties, scarves, and stoles which are now available in select stores. To complement the plaids, there are pieces of jewelry commemorating special parts of the books, for instance there is a beautiful thistle and knot ring like the one Jamie gave to Claire, pieces with the Fraser crest and motto, and delicate pendants to add to your collection. These pieces are available exclusively at The Celtic Ranch, and can be purchased online or in store. Please go to our website to see our full collection of Outlander pieces, they make an unusual and romantic gift for your loved one, or even yourself!