A spooky Scottish story straight out of Outlander

Outlander, the popular TV series based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon, has always asked its viewers to suspend their disbelief. The show has dabbled in witchcraft, voodoo spells, stories of fairies and the antics of kelpies. And, of course, the very heart of the show revolves around time travel, as the adventure begins when heroine Claire Randall touches the standing stones of Scotland’s Craigh … Continue reading A spooky Scottish story straight out of Outlander

Outlander Photos and Video Reveal Jamie and Claire’s New Life in America

Executive producer Maril Davis talks the perils of recreating the New World: “You’re never going to get the heat and humidity of North Carolina in Scotland.” Ask someone who hasn’t seen a single episode of Outlander to explain the series, and they may still be able to tell you two details: 1) This is a story that takes place in Scotland, and 2) it’s a … Continue reading Outlander Photos and Video Reveal Jamie and Claire’s New Life in America

Americans fall in love with Scotland through Outlander

Scotland is winning a whole new generation of fans through its appearances on cult TV show Outlander. The programme, shown on the Starz network in America, and on the UK on More4, stars Scots actor Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in the series, based on the novels by American author Diana Gabaldon, which sees Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married World War II nurse fall … Continue reading Americans fall in love with Scotland through Outlander

Hopes of Outlander-style tourism boom after Avengers and Outlaw King filmed in Scotland

The Berwickshire coast could be set for a massive tourism boost from the new Hollywood blockbuster Avengers movie and the Outlaw King. With the third instalment of the Avengers having filmed at St Abbs in the summer and the Outlaw King – about Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence – on location just across the Border in Berwick-upon-Tweed last week, places such … Continue reading Hopes of Outlander-style tourism boom after Avengers and Outlaw King filmed in Scotland

Interactive Battlefield Map Detailing All Clan Wars

Wow, this is incredible. Thanks Tamara. Check it out! Lochcarron  created an interactive battlefield map that details all the Clan wars that took place across Scotland from the 12th to the 18th Centuries. An added feature of being able to filter battles in Outlander and by the different clans. This is a great way to uncover the rich History of Scotland and it’s famous Clans. … Continue reading Interactive Battlefield Map Detailing All Clan Wars

Diana Gabaldon Promises Outlander S3 ‘Better Than First Two Seasons’

Diana Gabaldon revealed that she had seen the rough cut of the first eight episodes of Outlander S3. With such opportunity, the author assured everyone that what she had witnessed was “better than the first two seasons.” It can be recalled that many of the fans were disappointed when the previous season deviated from the book. This time around, Gabaldon promises that the third run … Continue reading Diana Gabaldon Promises Outlander S3 ‘Better Than First Two Seasons’

Strange Tales from Six Sacred Stone Sites of Scotland

Claire Randall Fraser launched a time traveling odyssey after touching the fictional Craig Na Dun stone circle in television show Outlander. While it may have been a fantastical voyage, the strange powers felt at Scotland’s sacred stone sites have long been documented. The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, where young couples would go to bless their union. PIC: TSPL/Donald MacLeod 18.03.06 With some of Scotland’s stone … Continue reading Strange Tales from Six Sacred Stone Sites of Scotland

Outlander S3 Plot Summary

*Outlander S3 Spoilers*  If you don’t want any spoiler, please stop here! Starz also released the plot of the next season . . . Whoo-Hoo, can’t wait!!! The story begins with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) from the time she returns to 1948 after travelling through time. Pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles to reconnect with her first husband Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the … Continue reading Outlander S3 Plot Summary

What is Outlander S3 about . . .

*Outlander S3 Spoilers*  If you don’t want any spoiler, please stop here! OUTLANDER fans are on the edge of their seats as they watch Sam Heughan and  Caitriona Balfe film the long-awaited third season of the time-travelling drama in Scotland. The on-screen lovers have enjoyed an eventful few weeks together as they braved the famous Scots weather to shoot scenes for the latest  instalment of … Continue reading What is Outlander S3 about . . .

Outlander: The best Scottish filming locations in S2

Gary Rose goes for a spin in the Highlands, taking in the Culloden battlefield, the place that doubles as Cranesmuir and a working medieval village. It’s early October, but it feels like July, as I hit the road from Inverness’s implausibly wee airport. “I don’t bother to check the weather forecast, it changes by the minute,” says Andy, my kilted driver and tour guide. Sunshine … Continue reading Outlander: The best Scottish filming locations in S2