Kidnapped and the Hunt for the Appin Murderer - Virtual Tour

Andrew Baxter

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Professional Guide
Paid: From £60 depending on group size
27th September 2020
Travel | Scotland | History; | Literature

This is a virtual tour/talk available anywhere.

Was an innocent man hanged for a murder he didn't commit? Who was the real-life assassin of the hated Colin 'Red Fox' Campbell? Was this greatest miscarriage of justice in Scottish legal history? Will we come any closer to discovering the true identity of the murderer? The Appin Murder is an 18th-century version of Cluedo – a classic whodunnit.

Journey to the mountains, glens, and lochs of the West Highlands to explore the real-life story and places that inspired the novel 'Kidnapped' written by Robert Louis Stevenson. He took the fictional David Balfour and teamed him up with the real Allan Breck to write his rip-roaring adventure story. We follow in the footsteps of Colin Campbell as he prepares to evict families from their homes and clan lands. And delve into the motives of the people who wanted him dead. Then decide what is fact and what is fiction.

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About Andrew Baxter

I am a professional guide, holding the prestigious Green Badge for the Scottish Highlands, awarded by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association. I’ve also completed virtual tour training approved by the British Guild of Tourist Guides. You can be confident that as your guide I am fully trained to deliver you an interactive and engaging virtual tour.

My mission is to make every tour educational, enjoyable and above all entertaining. Specialising in researching the unusual and unexpected details about any destination, I delight in weaving the traditional myths and legends of Scotland into my tours. Alongside this, I throw in a careful blend of contemporary culture and everyday Scottish life to demonstrate the real Scotland.

Forget boring online lectures with Powerpoint, these lively virtual tours leave you feeling like you’ve actually travelled through Scotland. Using video, images, Google Earth and Street View and live commentary, with plenty of storytelling, I show you hidden gems only known by locals and head off-the-beaten-path to discover the very best of Scotland.

Based in the stunning West Highlands, I am surrounded by lochs, mountains and midges! My spare time is spent tramping footpaths, clambering over castle ruins and bog hopping with my young family as we explore the Scottish Highlands together.

I am available for short notice bookings.

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