Tintin and the Secret of the Archives: What inspired The Black Island?

Tintin the adventurous reporter is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved comic-book characters. The creation of Belgian cartoonist, Georges Remi (AKA Hergé), Tintin is also extremely well-travelled. As well as trekking through Tibet, diving for treasure, and exploring the Moon, Tintin and his pet dog Snowy even found time to visit Scotland!

In Tintin and the Black Island, our hero travelled to a crumbling island castle in Scotland. Join me in an adventure through Historic Environment Scotland’s archive images as we explore some of the historic sites which inspired the locations in this comic book.

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