Outlander triggered more interest in Scotland than ‘any other cultural artefact in recent years’

The historical roots of the hit television series Outlander and its cultural impact on Scotland will be examined in the first major academic conference of its kind next year.

The University of Glasgow will host the Outlander Conference 2020 in June with the history, customs, politics, culture, clothes and music featured in the phenomenally successful television series which is based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon.

Ms Gabaldon will deliver a keynote speech at the event, which is expected to attract interest from around the world.

Glasgow University said the city was likely to be taken over by ‘Outlander fever’ as the celebration of the show gets underway, with a programme of Outlander-themed events being devised to compliment the conference.

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