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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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Bespoke private tours

Alongside our normal choice of tours , Private Tours Edinburgh also offers bespoke private tours and one day Outlander tours customised to the requirements of each customer .

You can set your own itinerary and decide exactly where you want to visit . Customers interested should contact us online for a quote

Tours normally start at 9.30 am .

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh or Glasgow city centre or the airport .

Your tour can feature a visit to Outlander film locations ,  the Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel , Edinburgh Castle , Stirling Castle or any other visitor attraction .

Stirling Castle is one of the top tourist attractions in central Scotland . The castle features the Royal Palace , the Great Hall and the castle.

Stirling Castle has been named Scotland’s best visitor attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards. The castle, which attracts about 460,000 visitors per year, beat competitors including Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth.
If you go into the Great Hall in the castle you can take a seat at the top table and picture yourself as the King or Queen of Scotland .

‘ So let us pass … to the ports of Sterling ; where stands a beautiful and embellished Castle, elevated on the precipice of an impregnable rock , that commands the vallies ( as well as the town ) and all those habitable parts about it … ‘- Richard Franck , Northern Memoirs , 1656

Stirling Castle is built on the volcanic rock high above the town. From the castle you can see Stirling Bridge and the Wallace Monument.

Prices begin at £300 per day for 1 person to £350 for 4 people.

  • Exclusive private tours for up to 4 people
  • Bespoke itinerary based on your interests
  • Beginning in Edinburgh or  Glasgow . Other pickup points are available