Fergus Scottish Festival to welcome Outlander stars

The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is thrilled to announce that their Featured Guests for 2024 will be Duncan Lacroix, also known as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, alongside Maria Doyle Kennedy, known as Jocasta Cameron, on the hit TV series Outlander based on the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon. Canadian actor Charles Vandervaart, who plays William Ransom, was scheduled to appear this year however a filming conflict in Scotland has meant he had to cancel his appearance.

“The Festival team has curated an amazing combination of rare and exclusive VIP experiences. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend autograph/photo sessions and free, engaging panel discussions. Our incredibly popular whisky tasting is back, along with some exciting new experiences this year,” stated Executive Director Elizabeth Bender. “One rare event we are particularly excited to be presenting is a concert at the Fergus Grand Theatre featuring Maria Doyle Kennedy, who is an accomplished musician. Of course, we are sad that Charles will not be able to attend but Duncan is a wonderful replacement.” Bender added.

Outlander fans will know that on the show the characters played by Maria and Duncan, Aunt Jocasta Cameron and Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, are in an endearing relationship. “In 2022, Duncan Lacroix was our Featured Guest and was a huge hit with our guests. We are incredibly happy to have him back and know that with all the amazing events we have planned, it is going to be a great year.” Bender said.

There will be multiple opportunities to meet both guests up close at the scheduled featured events, and they will also be participating in activities throughout the Festival grounds all weekend. The full schedule is available online at fergusscottishfestival.com, and tickets for the scheduled Featured Guest events with Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix are on sale. Stay on top of announcements and updates by signing up for their newsletter and following Fergus Scottish Festival’s social media channels.

For more information about the Featured Guest’s and to get your Festival admission tickets, which are on sale now, visit:  www.fergusscottishfestival.com.

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