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New Outlander book

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Diana Gabaldon just gave a major hint about her next ‘Outlander’ books

Diana Gabaldon originally stated that Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone would be released in 2020. However, that did not happen. She explained that the book would be finished “soon.” However, it’s taken a bit longer than she initially anticipated.

“As my husband often says, ‘To a writer, finished is a relative term.’ And it really is,” she tweeted. “There’s finished—we type the end—but then you read it over again, and you find things that you want to add or take out, and so forth.” And that’s not even considering how the ongoing coronavirus crisis will impact the publishing industry, and potentially the publication date of Bees.”

Though Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone doesn’t have a release date yet, Gabaldon summarized the entire book with one word, “responsibility.”

Outlander filming is currently under way in Scotland for series six ( February 2021 ) . Series six may not air until next year .

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The Duke of Sandringham scenes from Outlander

Duke of Sandringham , Outlander

In Outlander, The Duke of Sandringham met a brutal end , getting the chop from Murtagh Fitzgibbons . But where were his scenes filmed ?

Season two of Outlander saw the Frasers heading to France in a bid to avert the Battle of Culloden and change the course of history.

Needless to say, Jamie and Claire Fraser ultimately failed to alter events with the tragedy playing out again.

During the couple’s time in France as they tried to infiltrate and influence the court of Louis XV as well as encountering Captain Black Jack Randall at the Palace of Versailles ( Drummond Castle Gardens ) .

Previously, the evil redcoat was thought to have perished in season one but he managed to survive and was now in France.

Jamie was baying for blood from the captain after his harrowing torture and rape ordeal at the hands of Black Jack.

The two men embarked on an illegal duel which resulted in Jamie being thrown in prison and Black Jack still very much alive.

Claire had to sleep with King Louis XV in order to get a pardon for her husband for breaking the law.

Outlander’s Duke of Sandringham was played by actor Simon Callow  .

But there was more after the Duke of Sandringham was discovered to have interfered with matters and was also trying to take out the Frasers.

Later, when the Duke was back in Britain, he revealed to Claire how he had tried to have her killed for interfering in the Jacobite uprising.

His attempts in Paris failed and so he decided to try again now he had her captive in his home.

Luckily, Jamie and Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) arrived to save Claire from the Duke’s evil clutches.

Outlander: The Duke of Sandringham lost his head completely in season 2 

Murtagh killed the Duke and decapitated him, putting his head in a saddlebag and taking it to the widow of Hugh Munro (Simon Meacock). This scene was filmed at historic Callendar House in Falkirk .

Hugh had been hanged for being a poacher by the Duke’s men after he was caught on the aristocrat’s land.

From the looks of it, the show was simply following the novel Dragonfly in Amber which serves as the basis for season two.

The Duke was a duplicitous figure and his demise seemed to be his comeuppance for his deeds, which saw young woman Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day) sexually assaulted during an attempt to assassinate Claire.

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‘SAS: Red Notice’: Action Thriller Starring ‘Outlander’ Star gets March release

The upcoming action thriller ‘SAS: Red Notice’, directed by Magnus Martens, is set for a March debut on Sky Cinema.

The production, starring Sam Heughan ( Jamie Fraser in Outlander), will launch on UK platform Sky Cinema on March 12. The feature will also be available on the NOW TV streaming service.

This is just the latest in a number of feature films made by the Outlander star.

Based on the novel by former British soldier Andy McNab, Heughan brings Tom Buckingham, the main character in all three books, to life. In “SAS: Red Notice”, Buckingham’s wedding is postponed due to the hijacking of a train and a plan to blow up the Channel Tunnel. Rose plays Grace, a sort of transplant from a private military company. Serkis goes to see Clements, an officer who has contact with the Prime Minister, while Wilkinson is Lewis, the patriarch of the aforementioned company.

The cast also includes Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis, Tom Wilkinson, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Owain Yeoman, Noel Clarke, Ray Panthaki, Jing Lusi, Douglas Reith, Richard McCabe and Anne Reid.

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Outlander series six has started filming

Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle) Outlander tours,

Pre-production for the sixth series of Outlander began earlier this month and the cast are filming the new series this month ( February 2021 ) .

Outlander bosses have shown how seriously they take the threat of corona virus by spending more than £150,000 building a private Covid testing centre at their Scottish studios. Outlander tours can be booked on 07305-294773 .

The purpose-built hub has been erected to regularly test cast and crew members for coronavirus so filming of the new series of the hit show can start.

It has been built in the car park of the Wardpark Film Studios in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, where the time travel drama is filmed.

Staff, including stars Sam Heughan ( Jamie Fraser ) and Caitriona Balfe ( Claire Fraser ) , are to be given £150 rapid lateral flow tests up to three times a week, with employees only allowed to continue working if their result is negative.

A source said: “The makers of Outlander are taking no chances and invested heavily in this purpose-built lab. The total bill, including the vast amount of testing, is going to be huge.

“They’re taking Covid very seriously as they not only want to ensure the safety of the cast and crew but they want to ensure there are no filming delays.

“The film sector has been allowed to continue because of measures like this, which have been put in place by makers such as Starz, Netflix and Amazon.

“No doubt Outlander fans will be delighted that the makers are doing all they can to make sure they get that new series as soon as possible.”

Outlander charts the adventures of Claire Randall, a former World War II combat nurse played by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe and Highlander Jamie Fraser .

UPDATE 28 January 2021

Wardpark Film Studios in Cumbernauld is where all the previous seasons of Outlander have been produced , and for season six, the cast of the drama will once again return to the same studio.

The production hub is currently the only elite film and television studio in Scotland, with its 200,000 square feet of studio space making it perfect for Outlander filming.

Wardpark Studios has confirmed that work is ongoing at the location before season six filming takes place.

A statement on its website reads: “The studio is currently occupied by Outlander production, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures for Starz.

“This television drama has proved hugely popular, and work is currently ongoing at the studio to film the sixth series of the show. All previous series have also been filmed at Wardpark Film and Television Studios.”

The set is where most of the drama’s non-location specific filming happens.

Explaining how they use the space, Executive Producer Matthew B Roberts told Radio Times: “This [the studio] is a rare thing to have because it’s ours. This is all ours.

“Every stage is ours, we have a prop building, we have plasters, we have everything we need to create this world.”

But the show usually features iconic spots from all over Scotland, which also double for where the series is set in North Carolina.

That means, Covid-19 restrictions permitting, the cast and crew could once again take to places across the country to film the new season.

Executive Producer Maril Davis told the New York Post: “There is a right-to-roam law in Scotland, where you can pretty much go anywhere you want.

“Because of that, we like to try to protect some of these people [who live near shooting locations] so they don’t have too many people visiting their properties.”

Season five of the show was filmed at many different locations in Scotland, so it is possible that some of those places could be reused in season six.

Outlander premiered in 2014 and most of its filming is done in Scotland, on location at historic castles and palaces . Midhope Castle is Lallybroch in Outlander . Doune Castle is Castle Leoch , home of Colum Mackenzie and his clan.

The show has been a massive hit across the United States and Canada.

The so-called Outlander effect has been credited with boosting Scotland’s economy, with fans flocking to see filming locations for the show. Outlander season six is expected to be released on Starz later this year.

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Where could location filming for Outlander series six take place?

Series six of Outlander is filming in Scotland . It is not yet clear which Scottish locations could be used for filming . The show’s producers are always hesitant to reveal all the shooting locations to protect people who live in the local areas and allow filming to proceed without any interruptions . Kinloch Rannoch was used in series five for the site of Craigh na Dun where Claire time travelled through the stone circle.
The Thomas Coats Memorial Church located in Paisley was used to film scenes set in the 1960s.
And the Hermitage forest in Perthshire was also used for some scenes, as well as Milne Woods in Bridge of Allan, a town just north of Stirling.Craigh na dun , the standing stones in Outlander

is it safe to go on tour in Scotland ?

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Outlander star Sam Heughan reveals Men in Kilts start date

Eilean Donan Castle , the Highlands , Scotland

Outlander star Sam Heughan has finally confirmed the news fans have been waiting to hear, his new show Men in Kilts is set to air next month.

A full trailer for the travel series, which sees him and fellow Outlander actor Graham McTavish on an adventure around Scotland, was released for the first time last week.

Much to the delight of fans, Sam posted on his official Twitter account: “Road trip… boatrip…. unicycle. Whatever gets you there! Pack your bags this Valentine’s Day!”

The travel docuseries, which sprang from the pair’s desire to create a podcast exploring Scotland, has already seen a book release and now fans will finally be able to see the stunts and adventures the duo got up to.

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Released as an eight-episode series, which was shot last year in between filming for Outlander, it’s described as a “love letter” to Scotland and will see Sam and Graham speak with Scottish historians, musicians, food producers and crafts people, as they discover all the things that make fans of shows like Outlander fall in love with this incredible wee country.

The hilarious trailer shows the pair travelling in a motorhome, riding a tandem bike, dancing a Highland fling, tossing a caber, and even leading a pipe band through Edinburgh.

Serving as the ideal escape from Droughtlander, both Sam and Graham, who play Jamie Fraser and Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander, were recently spotted filming in places like the East Neuk of Fife, Glenelg and Eilean Donan Castle as they rushed to finish filming.

When speaking about the show previously, Graham described himself as the “history guy” and Sam the “outdoors guy”, explaining that as well as being great friends, he felt they make a “really interesting combination.”

Sam has since joked that in fact, the show is all about him putting Graham in more and more hilarious and scary situations to try and have a little fun with him.

Graham added: “Meeting characters you couldn’t make up. Having experiences I’ll never forget (nor will my therapist) and stretching our poor livers to the limit!

“It’s about us, it’s about Outlander, it’s about history but most importantly it’s about Scotland.”

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New movie role for Jamie ( Sam Heughan )

new movie role for Outlander's Jamie Fraser , Sam Heughan

French-Canadian singer Celine Dion is getting ready to make her acting debut.

Celine Dion will soon be starring alongside Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in a new romantic drama temporarily titled Text For You. The movie is an adaptation of German author Sofie Cramer’s novel SMS Fur Dich (which directly translates to “Text For You”), and was previously adapted by German director Karoline Herfurth in 2016.

Set to be directed by Grace Is Gone‘s Jim Strouse and written by Lauryn Kahn, the film will tell the story of a young woman who is still emotionally suffering following the tragic death of her fiance. In order to try and cope, she begins sending text messages to his old number – but then she discovers that the number has been reassigned to a man in her town who happens to be grieving a similar loss. Per the trade, there will be a heavy Celine Dion influence on the story, as the two characters find inspiration in her music (and presumably this means that Dion will be playing herself). And while it’s not specifically stated in the trade report, we can assume that Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan will be playing the male and female leads.

Heughan, who is best known for playing Jamie Fraser on Outlander, has started to take on more feature projects recently, having starred alongside Vin Diesel in Bloodshot earlier this year. In addition to Text For You, his upcoming slate also includes two films that have already completed production: the action movie SAS: Red Notice and John Hay’s An Unquiet Life, which will feature the actor playing Hollywood legend Paul Newman.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has also continued to expand her big screen presence in recent years, with the most noteworthy upcoming projects being Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4 and Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes. She is also set to collaborate with directors Joe and Anthony Russo on the developing miniseries Citadel.

Text For You is still in early development, and doesn’t have a release date yet, but to check out what is coming in the immediate future, be sure to check out our 2021 release calendar.

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Outlander house for sale

Outlander house for sale

A cottage featured in the first episode of Outlander has gone on sale . In episode one in series one Frank and Claire visit Inverness . The Fife town of Falkland was the location used as Inverness . The town square features in a number of scenes including the one where Claire notices a vase in a shop window and decides to buy it .

Outlander tours to Falkland / Inverness can be booked online

A charming end-of-terrace house, which featured in the first episode of the popular historical drama, Outlander, is for sale in Fife, Scotland, for £325,000.

Known as Bayne’s House, the property was built circa 1776 and occupies a desirable central position within the historical village of Falkland. Renovated in 2009 by previous owners, it’s now a characterful home awaiting a new family to move in.

Inside you’ll discover two bedrooms, one bathroom flooded with natural light, a spacious sitting room which has an open fireplace, a gorgeous kitchen, small cloakroom, and a practical linen cupboard for all those towels you want no one to see.

While some of the interiors could do with a refresh (notably the interesting blue tartan carpet in the living room), the home still has heaps of traditional features. From the stone surrounding the fireplace to the small cottage-like windows, these add to the home’s uniqueness.

Gardening aficionados will fall head over heels for the outdoor space. There’s a terrace to the rear of the house, plus small steps which lead to the lawn area. With plenty of open space, it’s ideal for those with a vision to bring it back to life. A shed at the top of garden is perfect for tools, while the raised stone boarder is just the spot for plants to flourish.

Situated within the beautiful conservation area on the west side of Falkland, Young’s House really does have it all. As well as shops and restaurants, new owners are sure to enjoy exploring the village square — which also features in the much-loved TV series.

This property is currently for sale for £325,000 via Savills.

Transfers from Edinburgh to Falkland to view the property can be booked online . Appointments are necessary to view the property .

Outlander tours to Falkland / Inverness can be booked online

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can you go inside Lallybroch ?

Can you go inside Midhope castle ?

Unfortunately,  it is not possible to go inside Midhope Castle. Midhope Castle / Lallybroch is a derelict property and dangerous at the moment to enter. Although external scenes were shot at the castle , none of the filming of Lallybroch interior scenes in Outlander took place inside the castle itself. All the interior scenes for Lallybroch are shot inside a film studio.

Outlander gifts are available online now including Outlander face masks

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Outlander gift cards

Outlander gift cards are now available and the good news news is they are now valid for any tour up until September 2021.

Tour businesses all over Scotland are hoping the coronavirus lockdown will end soon . Some restrictions have been eased today but after that the question is how long will it be before we get back to normal . In the meantime , why not check our some great original Outlander gifts online ?


Outlander gifts collection

Outlander gifts , prints , stickers , face masks and t-shirts feature photos of the actual locations in the Outlander TV series – Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth prison ) and the Bruce fountain , Inverness ( Falkland ) metal prints

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Outlander filming series five

THE Mart in East Linton has featured in the new series of the historical TV drama Outlander.

Filming for the worldwide hit took place all over Scotland in spring last year but details about what was shot could not be revealed until after its episode had aired.

East Linton is no stranger to the Outlander cast and crew as Preston Mill has also been used as a filming location.

While Outlander star Sam Heughan – who was not in East Linton this time – was part of a fundraising campaign which helped raise £12,000 to repair the mill’s water wheel.

The Mart, formerly a market place for local farmers and traders, is now an arts and events venue. It had been booked for weddings this summer, but these have been delayed until next year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Outlander’s programme’s location manager contacted Melissa Wearmouth, The Mart’s site manager, to arrange the filming.

Melissa told the Courier: “They wanted something with our shape of building and were finding it hard to come across.

Our building is the last one of its kind in Scotland so is quite unique

“One of the guys spoke to a friend and mentioned us and then the people from the show got in contact.”

Crew were there for three weeks to set up equipment for only one day’s filming. Stars including Billy Boyd, of Lord of the Rings fame, Edward Speleers (Downton Abbey), James Doherty (The Thick of It/Miranda) and Andy Apollo (1917) were spotted.

Melissa added that The Mart’s car park was full and there were a lot of people about, such as security, catering and lighting staff.

Filming also attracted some fans of the show, who hoped to catch a glimpse of their favourite characters.

Work to restore the building, which included laying a new floor and painting the exterior, had just been finished.

Melissa said: “They were pretty easy going. They had to change little things, like laying an old floor.

“We put the new floor on top of the old cobbles and put in a glass centrepiece so you could still see the cobbles in the middle; we needed a new floor for events and stuff.

“It took us a long time to restore the building and its original features; we tried to keep as many of the older features as possible.

“[The Outlander team] put a temporary floor on top so they could have dirt and things like that – they needed it to look more like a tavern.”

The Mart is featured in series five of the show, which is out now on Amazon Prime, at the end of episode two, which was first broadcast on February 23.

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