Falkland is transformed into Inverness for Outlander

Filming for the fifth season of the Outlander TV series is about to start in Scotland , One of Outlander’s first scenes was filmed in the picturesque town of Falkland, which stands in for Inverness in the 1940s . The show is based on American author Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical novels, which sees nurse Claire Beauchamp Randell mysteriously swept back from 1945 to 1743 Highland Scotland . Falkland features some familiar sights from the TV series , including Mrs Baird’s Guesthouses (actually the Covenanter Hotel), the Bruce Fountain where Claire comes across the ghost of Jamie, and the building that doubles as Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store. Most of the filming will take place in Scotland, according to the show's executive producer Ron Moore . Scotland’s stunning landscape, with its rolling hills, rugged mountains, picturesque towns and villages, castles and sprawling beaches has provided the perfect backdrop for the world of cinema. The show is based on American author Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical novels, which sees nurse Claire Beauchamp Randell mysteriously swept back from 1945 to 1743 Highland Scotland where rebellion and romance are afoot. Executive Producer Ron Moore has commented on Scotland : “The landscape itself is a character in the show. There’s a particular quality to the light in Scotland, even to the grass and the trees.” Outlander season 2 is expected to premiere sometime in the first half of 2016
Filming for the fifth season of the Outlander TV series is about to start in Scotland , One of Outlander’s first scenes was filmed in the picturesque town of Falkland, which stands in for Inverness in the 1940s . The show is based on American author Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical novels, which sees nurse Claire Beauchamp Randell mysteriously swept back from 1945 to 1743 Highland Scotland . Falkland features some familiar sights from the TV series , including Mrs Baird’s Guesthouses (actually the Covenanter Hotel), the Bruce Fountain where Claire comes across the ghost of Jamie, and the building that doubles as Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store. Most of the filming will take place in Scotland, according to the show's executive producer Ron Moore . Scotland’s stunning landscape, with its rolling hills, rugged mountains, picturesque towns and villages, castles and sprawling beaches has provided the perfect backdrop for the world of cinema. The show is based on American author Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical novels, which sees nurse Claire Beauchamp Randell mysteriously swept back from 1945 to 1743 Highland Scotland where rebellion and romance are afoot. Executive Producer Ron Moore has commented on Scotland : “The landscape itself is a character in the show. There’s a particular quality to the light in Scotland, even to the grass and the trees.” Outlander season 2 is expected to premiere sometime in the first half of 2016

Streets will be shut off and businesses closed as Falkland welcomes back the cast and crew of Outlander.

Season four of the show will feature the village as a stand-in for Inverness in decades gone by, with filming due to begin on Thursday and last until Friday. Outlander tours to Falkland can be booked online or Whatsapp +447305294773 .

Fayre Earth shop has been restyled as Farrells & Son
Campbell’s Coffee House and Eatery is in the process of being made into what appears to be a grocery store

Workers have been transforming the historic village into an Outlander set with the Covenanter Hotel repainted, a vintage red post box moved in and old-fashioned bicycles piled up outside buildings.

Popular gift shop Fayre Earth has been repainted and made to look like a furniture and hardware store called Farrells and Sons, with vintage tools and other trinkets placed in a window display.

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Some of the old stock in the window of Farrells & Son

Elsewhere Campbell’s Coffee House and Eatery is in the process of being made into what appears to be a quaint grocery store, with stalls placed outside it and mounds of fruit and vegetables stocked nearby.

. Outlander tours to Falkland can be booked online or Whatsapp +447305294773 .

According to the Fife Council website Falkland High Street, East Port, Cross Wynd and Mill Wynd will be closed to allow for filming of a “period drama” from Wednesday until Friday.

Contractual obligations with the TV show’s producers meant local businesses were unable to shed any more light on the events of the coming days.

However one local man said, though there would be a few days of “disruption”, that village businesses would “no doubt benefit from” the two days of filming.

He added: “It is good for the local economy.”

Falkland has been used as a location for the show in previous seasons, leading to an increase in tourism to the area.

Many local businesses have announced they will close on Thursday and Friday as filming gets under way.

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